Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous web pages in your website and alter it just by editing a single text file. You're able to furthermore add the output of various scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file display on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and giving it a professional overall look. It will be much easier to revise this content in comparison to updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to utilize this feature with the cloud web hosting packages we offer and bring dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a coder for that since the required code may be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this function for your site, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be easy to activate and use Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is supported in the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you have to do would be to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles available within your account, and that means you don't require any kind of programming knowledge - you are able to just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an existing site, you should make sure that you change all of the links on it.