Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to a few different webpages in your website and modify it by just modifying one text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a more professional visual appearance. It will be simpler to update this content in comparison with editing each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting plans we provide and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all functions that our solutions have. If you have already built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you pick. You will find in-depth Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You should simply make certain that all files using SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.