Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different webpages in your website and modify it by simply modifying a single text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file display on your website. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional visual appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content in comparison to editing every static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the shared web hosting you select, it's possible to use this feature and make your website more dynamic. Everything you will have to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside it. You will not need any coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for any specified site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and employ Server Side Includes with just a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is available within the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code in it. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that are available within your account, so you have no need for any kind of programming skills - you are able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an active site, you must make sure that you update all of the links on it.