Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add any kind of content to numerous web pages on your site and change it by just editing just one text file. You can also add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional look and feel. It will be much easier to update this content in comparison with updating each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting packages we offer you and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the features that our solutions feature. In case you have by now built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We have a thorough Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You should only be sure that all of the files using SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are updated and point to the by now updated files.