Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different pages on your site and change it by just editing a single text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional appearance. It will be much easier to update this content in comparison with editing each static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible make use of this function with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer and bring dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a coder for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. You will find a thorough Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You should only make sure that all of the files making use of SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.