Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add some content to various web pages in your website and adjust it by just updating one text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of various scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show on your site. This will help you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content as compared to editing every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux shared plan that you select, it will be possible to make use of this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specified site. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these webpages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have a thorough Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You should simply ensure that all files implementing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already updated files.