Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to various pages in your website and change it just by editing an individual text file. You are able to also add the output of distinctive scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file display on your website. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a professional overall look. It will also be easier 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 include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to use this function with the web hosting plans we offer and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a programmer for that because the required code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choosing. We've got in-depth Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to simply make sure that all files utilizing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your site are modified and point to the by now renamed files.