Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to few different pages on your website and change it simply by editing just one text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and giving it a more professional overall look. It will be much easier to revise this content in comparison with editing each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this function with the cloud hosting packages we offer you and add dynamic content to your sites with just a few clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a developer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your site, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with just a handful of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is supported on the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you have to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles available inside of your account, which means you do not need any programming abilities - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active site, you have to make sure that you change all the links in there.