Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to various pages in your site and adjust it just by updating one text file. You'll be able to also incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a much more professional overall appearance. It will also be much easier to revise this content as compared to editing each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible make use of this feature with all of the cloud hosting packages that we feature and add dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a coder for that because the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your website, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans since the option is supported in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found as part of your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming knowledge - you are able to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an existing website, you have to make sure that you change all of the links in there.