Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to few different webpages on your website and adjust it by simply updating one text file. You can furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will be easier to revise this content when compared with editing every static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
All the shared website hosting plans that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question should be in the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all of the files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choice. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be good to go. You should only ensure that all files utilizing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.