Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you can add any kind of content to few different pages on your site and alter it just by editing one text file. You can also add the output of distinctive scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This shall help you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a professional look and feel. It will likewise be easier to update this content in comparison with editing each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to utilize this feature with any of the shared hosting packages we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to become a coder for that since the required 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 have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. We've got a thorough Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to simply be certain that all files utilizing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.