Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages in your website and adjust it simply by editing a single text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will be much easier to revise this content in comparison to editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared web hosting which you select, it's possible to use this function making your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You simply will not require any coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specific website. You just have to change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the site are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with only a couple of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is supported on the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available as part of your account, so you don't require any kind of programming capabilities - you are able to just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you should make sure that you change all of the links in there.