Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add any kind of content to few different pages on your website and adjust it by simply editing an individual text file. You can also add the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file display on your website. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and creating a professional visual appearance. It will also be simpler to update this content in comparison with updating every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to implement this function with any of the hosting plans that we feature and add dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a coder for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your site, it is 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 up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choice. We've got a thorough Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to only be sure that all files implementing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already renamed files.