Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add some content to numerous web pages on your site and change it simply by updating one text file. You'll be able to also add the output of various scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file display on your site. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and giving it a far more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be simpler to update this content compared to editing each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the cloud hosting plan you select, it's possible to make use of this feature making your website more dynamic. Everything you must do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code in it. You simply won't need any coding skills though, as you can just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a specified site. You just need to customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans because the option is available in the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you have to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found as part of your account, and that means you do not need any kind of programming knowledge - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this option to an existing site, you must make sure that you change all the links in there.