Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your website and adjust it just by updating just one text file. You are able to also add the output of different scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This will enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content in comparison to editing every static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to implement this feature with the cloud website hosting plans that we offer you and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a coder for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this function for your site, 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 website lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package from our company. When you decide to enable this function, you must create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge of these types of matters. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all of the webpages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date each of the links in your website, so that they lead to the renamed files.