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. In this manner, you're able to add some content to numerous web pages on your website and change it by simply updating just one text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to revise this content in comparison to updating every static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux shared website hosting service you pick, it will be easy to utilize this feature making your website more dynamic. All that you must do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and include a few lines of code inside. You'll not require any coding skills however, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for a specific website. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with a few clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is supported on the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you have to do will be to create a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code in it. You will find the latter within the Help articles that can be found inside of your account, so you don't need any programming capabilities - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this feature to an existing website, you should make sure that you update all of the links on it.