Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to few different webpages on your website and modify it just by editing just one text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This will help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional look and feel. It will likewise be simpler to update this content compared to editing each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting plans that we offer you and enable it independently for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy it, since you don't need any coding expertise to benefit from all features that our services include. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have a comprehensive Help article about 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 within an .htaccess file that you need to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready. You need to just make certain that all files implementing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already renamed files.