Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add any kind of content to various pages on your website and alter it by just modifying just one text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of different scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and creating a far more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be simpler to update this content compared to editing each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All of the Linux shared website hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code inside it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support crew shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to activate and employ Server Side Includes with a handful of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans as the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter within the Help articles that are available within your account, so you do not need any kind of programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this option to an active site, you should make sure that you update all the links in there.