Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to numerous pages on your website and modify it by simply modifying just one text file. You can additionally add the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file display on your website. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a much more professional overall look. It will likewise be simpler to revise this content in comparison to editing each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting packages that we offer and activate it separately for each and every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all of the features that our solutions incorporate. If you have by now built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. We've got a detailed Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should only make sure that all files utilizing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and lead to the already updated files.