Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages on your website and change it just by modifying just one text file. You can also add the output of different scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content in comparison with updating every static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans we offer and enable it separately for every single domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our solutions feature. In case you have currently built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be activated with ease with every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process is going to take you under a minute and only a few clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to update the links to different web pages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.