Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages in your website and alter it simply by editing a single text file. You are able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and creating a professional overall look. It will be quicker to update this content in comparison to editing every static web page one at a time. If you want 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 Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux hosting which you select, you will be able to utilize this feature making your website much more dynamic. All you have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code inside it. You simply will not need any coding skills though, as you're able basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a given site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a thorough Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to only be certain that all files implementing SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the already updated files.