Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add some content to various webpages on your site and alter it just by editing just one text file. You can also add the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional overall look. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison to editing each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting plans that we offer you and activate it independently for every single domain or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions include. If you have by now built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be possible to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a handful of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans as the feature is supported on the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you have to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found in your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming knowledge - you can simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an active website, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.