Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add any kind of content to various pages on your site and adjust it by simply modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional visual appearance. It will be easier to update this content compared to editing each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this function with all of the web hosting plans that we feature and bring dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a developer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to enable and employ Server Side Includes with a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is featured within the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter within the Help articles that can be found within your account, and that means you do not need any programming expertise - you are able to just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an existing site, you need to make sure that you change all the links on it.