Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to few different pages on your site and modify it by simply modifying a single text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a professional appearance. It will likewise be quicker to update this content compared to updating each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All of the Linux shared packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside, you can activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question should be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages as the feature is featured on the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles which can be found in your account, which means you do not need any kind of programming knowledge - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an active site, you need to make sure that you change all the links on it.