Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to various pages on your site and modify it just by editing an individual text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file appear on your site. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional overall appearance. It will be quicker to update this content compared to updating every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible make use of this function with the shared hosting plans that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this function for your website, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. You will find a detailed Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You should simply make certain that all of the files implementing SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now updated files.