Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to numerous pages in your website and change it by simply editing an individual text file. You are able to also incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your website. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be easier to update this content when compared with updating each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to work with this feature with any of the shared web hosting plans we offer you and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a developer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your website, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with just a number of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers because the option is featured within the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles accessible inside of your account, and that means you have no need for any programming knowledge - you can just copy the code in question. All pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active site, you should make sure that you update all the links on it.