Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add any kind of content to few different pages on your site and adjust it by simply updating a single text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and creating a professional look and feel. It will also be easier to revise this content when compared with updating each static web page one by one. If you wish 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 Shared Hosting

All the Linux shared packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file involved needs to be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support staff will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not certain how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with merely a number of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers because the option is present in the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered within your account, and that means you don't need any kind of programming abilities - you can simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an existing website, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.