Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add some content to numerous web pages in your site and change it by simply updating an individual text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and creating a much more professional overall appearance. It will be simpler to update this content compared to editing each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to work with this function with all of the website hosting plans we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with just a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a coder for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this function for your site, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. When you decide to enable this feature, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior knowledge of this kind of things. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all of the pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing each of the links on your site, to make sure they lead to the updated files.