Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to various webpages in your website and alter it simply by editing one text file. You're able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall look. It will likewise be much easier to update this content in comparison to updating every static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages that we provide and activate it individually for every single domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy it, as you do not need any coding expertise to benefit from all features that our solutions incorporate. If you have by now built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with just a few clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is present in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you have to do will be to create an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles available inside of your account, so you have no need for any programming capabilities - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this function to an active site, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.