Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to various webpages on your website and change it simply by updating a single text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This shall let you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and creating a more professional look and feel. It will also be quicker to revise this content in comparison to editing each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this function with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer and bring dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI is activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to be a developer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your website, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with only a couple of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is available on the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do would be to set up a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles which can be found in your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming capabilities - you can simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that will use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active site, you should make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.