Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to few different web pages on your website and modify it by just editing a single text file. You are able to also incorporate the output of different scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and giving it a much more professional look and feel. It will be quicker to update this content when compared with editing every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared website hosting which you choose, you will be able to use this function making your website more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and include a few lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any given site. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those webpages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with just a number of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans as the option is supported on the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles available in your account, and that means you do not need any kind of programming capabilities - you can just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an active site, you need to make sure that you change all the links in there.