Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add some content to a few different web pages on your site and alter it by simply updating one text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show up on your website. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will be quicker to update this content when compared with updating every static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting plans we offer you and activate it individually for each domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions include. In case you have currently built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with simply a couple of mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans because the option is available on the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you have to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, which means you don't need any programming capabilities - you're able to just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.