Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you can add any kind of content to numerous pages on your website and adjust it by just editing a single text file. You'll be able to also add the output of distinctive scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file display on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a professional visual appearance. It will likewise be easier to revise this content in comparison to updating each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Since our unique cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to utilize this feature with the shared web hosting packages that we offer you and add in dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to be a developer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you choose to enable this function, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you can see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge of this kind of things. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all the links in your site, so that they lead to the updated files.