Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add any kind of content to a few different pages in your website and change it by just editing just one text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will be much easier to update this content when compared with updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All Linux shared website hosting service we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be in the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choice. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set. You should simply be sure that all files using SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the by now renamed files.