Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to various pages in your site and alter it just by editing a single text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file display on your site. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and giving it a professional look and feel. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content compared to updating each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages we offer you and activate it individually for each domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions come with. In case you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You need to only be certain that all files using SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now updated files.