Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add some content to numerous pages on your site and change it by simply updating an individual text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show up on your site. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and giving it a more professional overall appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content in comparison to editing each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to use this function with any of the shared website hosting packages that we have and bring dynamic content to your sites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, there is no need to turn into a coder for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process will take you only a minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article within our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify the links to different web pages on your site, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.