Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add some content to numerous web pages on your website and adjust it just by editing a single text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show up on your site. This shall let you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a much more professional look and feel. It will also be simpler to revise this content when compared with editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to work with this feature with the web hosting plans that we feature and add in dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a coder for that as the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your website, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your preference. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to just ensure that all files making use of SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are modified and point to the by now renamed files.