Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to various web pages on your website and change it simply by editing just one text file. You are able to also add the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show on your site. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a much more professional appearance. It will also be much easier to revise this content compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Since our custom made cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to work with this feature with the shared website hosting packages that we feature and add dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to be a coder for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this feature for your website, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choice. We have a thorough Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to just make certain that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the already updated files.