Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add some content to few different pages on your site and change it just by updating one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show on your site. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a far more professional overall look. It will also be easier to revise this content compared to updating every static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting plans that we offer and activate it separately for every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, as you don't need any coding expertise to take advantage of all characteristics that our services include. In case you have by now built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your preference. You will find an in depth Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to simply make sure that all files using SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already updated files.