Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to a few different pages in your site and change it by simply updating a single text file. You can additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and creating a professional overall look. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content in comparison to updating each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All Linux shared web hosting services that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question must be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you'll find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is available on the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming abilities - it is possible to simply copy the code in question. All webpages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an existing website, you must make sure that you update all the links on it.