Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to various webpages on your site and change it by simply modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to also add the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show up on your website. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and giving it a more professional overall look. It will be simpler to revise this content as compared to editing each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to implement this function with all of the cloud hosting plans we have and bring dynamic content to your sites with just a few clicks. SSI is activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to become a developer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with simply a couple of mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers as the option is present within the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered as part of your account, so you do not need any kind of programming abilities - you can just copy the code in question. All pages that will use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing website, you should make sure that you update all of the links in there.