Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add any kind of content to various web pages on your site and change it by just editing a single text file. You're able to also add the output of various scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a more professional overall look. It will be simpler to revise this content in comparison to editing each static page one by one. If you wish 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 Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting plans that we provide and activate it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions have. In case you have by now built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with just a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans since the option is supported in the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles available as part of your account, so you don't need any kind of programming skills - you are able to just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an existing website, you must make sure that you update all of the links in there.