Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to numerous web pages on your site and change it by simply updating an individual text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This will enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a professional visual appearance. It will be easier to update this content when compared with editing each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting packages that we offer you and activate it separately for each domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming knowledge to benefit from all features that our services feature. In case you have already built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages since the feature is supported within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be set up. All you need to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You will find the latter within the Help articles accessible in your account, and that means you have no need for any kind of programming skills - you are able to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an active site, you must make sure that you change all of the links in there.