Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different pages on your website and modify it just by updating a single text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison with editing each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud web hosting you select, it's possible to make use of this function and make your website much more dynamic. All you have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside it. You won't need any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any given site. You just have to change the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated effortlessly with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the entire process is going to take you less than a minute and simply a few clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that will be to double-check if all of the webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.