Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add any kind of content to various pages in your website and change it by simply editing just one text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of different scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This will enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a much more professional overall look. It will be easier to revise this content in comparison with updating each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the web hosting service that you choose, it's possible to utilize this function and make your website a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then include a few lines of code in it. You will not need any coding skills however, as you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any given website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you pick. We have a detailed Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You should only make sure that all files utilizing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already updated files.