Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to few different webpages in your site and change it simply by editing one text file. You are able to additionally add the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a more professional look and feel. It will be easier to update this content compared to updating each static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
All the hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code inside, you can activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned should be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you will get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding experience. The 24/7 tech support team will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You should just ensure that all of the files making use of SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.