Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to a few different pages on your website and change it just by editing just one text file. You're able to additionally add the output of different scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This will let you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and creating a professional visual appearance. It will also be easier to update this content in comparison with updating each static web page one by one. If you want 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
Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the shared website hosting that you choose, you will be able to utilize this function and make your site much more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that include a few lines of code in it. You will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any given website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It is possible to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a few mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers since the option is featured on the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to create a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, which means you do not need any programming expertise - you're able to just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this function to an active site, you have to make sure that you update all the links in there.