Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to few different webpages on your site and adjust it just by modifying one text file. You are able to also add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and creating a more professional overall look. It will be easier to update this content as compared to editing each static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to implement this feature with any of the shared hosting plans that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to be a coder for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages because the option is present in the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered within your account, and that means you don't need any kind of programming expertise - you're able to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that will use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an active website, you should make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.