Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add some content to numerous webpages on your site and modify it simply by editing an individual text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a professional overall look. It will also be much easier to revise this content in comparison to editing each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all hosting packages that we offer you and activate it independently for every single domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, since you don't need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions come with. In case you have already built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with a number of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is present in the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter within the Help articles accessible as part of your account, which means you don't require any programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an existing site, you must make sure that you update all of the links on it.