Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you're able to add some content to few different web pages in your site and modify it by just modifying a single text file. You can furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and creating a more professional appearance. It will be quicker to update this content in comparison to editing each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that incorporate the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
As our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this function with all of the shared web hosting packages that we have and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a few clicks. SSI is enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a programmer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this function for your site, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to activate and employ Server Side Includes with only a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans because the option is present in the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles that are available in your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming capabilities - you'll be able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an active website, you have to make sure that you change all of the links in there.