Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to various pages in your website and alter it by just editing just one text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your website. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional appearance. It will be easier to update this content compared to updating every static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All cloud hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question must be within the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you will discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support staff will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with a handful of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is present on the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles available in your account, so you don't need any kind of programming expertise - it is possible to simply copy the code in question. All pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an active site, you should make sure that you change all the links on it.