Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages on your site and adjust it simply by editing one text file. You'll be able to also add the output of different scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show up on your website. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and creating a professional overall look. It will be much easier to update this content as compared to updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared web hosting package that you select, it will be possible to utilize this function making your site a lot more dynamic. All that you must do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for any specific site. You just have to customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these web pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers as the option is featured on the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered as part of your account, and that means you don't need any kind of programming capabilities - you are able to just copy the code in question. All pages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing website, you should make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.