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 are able to add some content to various pages on your site and alter it simply by modifying a single text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional overall appearance. It will be much easier to update this content as compared to editing each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the shared hosting package you choose, it will be possible to use this function making your site a lot more dynamic. All you have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that include a number of lines of code inside it. You won't require any kind of coding skills though, as you can just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a specific site. You just have to modify the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these web pages on the site are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with merely a couple of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages as the feature is present within the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered within your account, which means you do not need any programming abilities - you can just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an active site, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.