Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add some content to a few different pages in your site and modify it simply by modifying one text file. You can also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and creating a much more professional overall appearance. It will also be much easier to update this content when compared with updating each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you choose, it will be possible to make use of this feature making your site much more dynamic. Everything you have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and add a number of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any coding skills however, since you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for a specified site. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the website are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be easy to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a few clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is present in the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you need to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles that are available within your account, and that means you do not need any programming knowledge - you are able to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an existing site, you should make sure that you change all the links in there.