Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add some content to a few different pages in your website and change it simply by modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file appear on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and creating a professional overall look. It will be much easier to update this content compared to editing each static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy make use of this feature with the shared hosting plans that we have and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a few clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to be a programmer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a detailed Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You should only be sure that all files making use of SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.