Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to numerous web pages in your website and modify it by just updating one text file. You'll be able to also incorporate the output of different scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to revise this content in comparison to editing every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the cloud web hosting plan that you choose, you'll be able to use this feature making your website more dynamic. All you need to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then add a few lines of code in it. You won't require any coding skills though, as you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for any specific website. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the website are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be activated without any difficulty with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process is going to take you under a minute and only a few clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then typing in a few lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.