Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you can add any kind of content to various pages in your site and adjust it just by modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison to editing each static web 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 Hosting

All the Linux hosting plans we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code inside, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question must be within the exact folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and use Server Side Includes with just a couple of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans since the option is featured in the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you have to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found within your account, and that means you have no need for any programming abilities - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an existing site, you should make sure that you change all the links in there.