Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to few different webpages in your website and modify it simply by editing just one text file. You're able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your website. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and giving it a far more professional overall look. It will also be simpler to update this content in comparison to updating every static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting plans we offer you and activate it independently for every single domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, since you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our solutions come with. In case you have currently built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choice. You will find a detailed Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You should simply be sure that all files making use of SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and lead to the by now updated files.