Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add some content to few different pages in your site and change it by simply updating an individual text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file appear on your website. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and creating a far more professional overall appearance. It will be quicker to update this content as compared to editing every static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in 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 Web Hosting

All of the Linux shared web hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question should be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got a thorough Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You need to only be certain that all files implementing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your site are modified and point to the already updated files.