Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to various pages in your website and change it by just editing one text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This will let you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and giving it a much more professional visual appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content in comparison with updating each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages that we provide and activate it individually for every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, as you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all capabilities that our services come with. In case you have by now built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with merely a number of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is present on the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you need to do will be to create an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code inside. You will find the latter within the Help articles available in your account, and that means you don't need any programming expertise - you'll be able to just copy the code in question. All webpages that will implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an existing website, you must make sure that you change all of the links in there.