Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add some content to few different webpages on your site and change it by just editing an individual text file. You are able to additionally add the output of various scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your site. This will help you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a professional visual appearance. It will also be easier to revise this content in comparison with updating every static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to work with this feature with all of the cloud hosting packages that we offer you and add in dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to become a programmer for that as the required code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to use this feature for your site, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a number of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans since the option is available in the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you need to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are available as part of your account, and that means you do not need any programming skills - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active site, you have to make sure that you change all of the links on it.