Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you can add any kind of content to numerous web pages on your site and modify it by just editing just one text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your site. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will also be much easier to revise this content compared to editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting plans we offer you and enable it independently for every single domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, since you don't need any programming expertise to benefit from all of the features that our services incorporate. In case you have already built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make sure 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
You will be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans as the option is featured in the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you have to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found within your account, so you do not need any kind of programming expertise - it is possible to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an existing website, you need to make sure that you update all of the links on it.