Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different webpages on your site and adjust it just by modifying an individual text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional overall appearance. It will also be much easier to revise this content when compared with editing each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All of the Linux shared web hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question must be within the exact folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support staff will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate and use Server Side Includes with only a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans as the option is present in the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you need to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter within the Help articles that are offered in your account, and that means you have no need for any programming skills - you'll be able to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an existing site, you should make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.