Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different webpages on your website and alter it simply by updating one text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of different scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be much easier to update this content when compared with editing each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans we provide and activate it individually for every single domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming skills to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions contain. If you have currently built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a couple of mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is present within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be set up. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found inside of your account, which means you do not require any kind of programming knowledge - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you should make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.