Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages in your website and change it by just modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to also add the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a far more professional look and feel. It will also be much easier to revise this content in comparison with editing each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting packages that we offer and enable it separately for every single domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, as you don't need any coding capabilities to benefit from all of the characteristics that our services contain. If you have currently built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a comprehensive Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be good to go. You should simply make sure that all files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and point to the already renamed files.