Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to few different web pages on your website and modify it just by modifying one text file. You can furthermore add the output of different scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This shall let you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a far more professional appearance. It will likewise be much easier to update this content as compared to updating every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared website hosting package which you pick, you will be able to use this function and make your site much more dynamic. All that you need to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code in it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specific site. You need to simply change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be enabled without any difficulty with every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the whole process will take you under a minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different web pages on your site, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.