Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to few different webpages on your site and modify it simply by editing a single text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of various scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional overall appearance. It will be much easier to revise this content in comparison with editing every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
As our custom cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able make use of this feature with all of the shared website hosting packages that we offer and bring dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to become a programmer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to use this feature for your website, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site point to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be activated easily with every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process shall take you just one minute and just a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then adding a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left then is to double-check if all of the webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change backlinks to different web pages on your site, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.