Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you can add any kind of content to few different pages on your website and modify it just by editing one text file. You can furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show up on your website. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a professional look and feel. It will likewise be simpler to update this content in comparison with editing every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
All Linux shared website hosting services that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question should be inside the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support crew shall also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all of the files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be easy to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages because the option is present within the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available in your account, so you do not need any kind of programming expertise - you can simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this feature to an existing website, you should make sure that you update all of the links on it.