Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add some content to numerous web pages on your website and change it simply by editing a single text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show up on your site. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall look. It will be easier to update this content when compared with editing each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this function with any of the shared hosting packages we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a programmer for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this function for your site, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It won't take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. If you decide to activate this feature, you have to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy some code, that you can get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge about such things. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all the links on your site, to make sure they point to the updated files.