Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add some content to few different web pages on your site and alter it simply by editing a single text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be much easier to revise this content in comparison with updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy make use of this feature with the cloud web hosting packages we offer and bring dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a programmer for that because the required code may be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this function for your site, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead 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 only a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers as the option is available in the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you have to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered in your account, which means you do not need any programming expertise - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.