Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to numerous web pages in your site and change it by simply editing just one text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website 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 professional look and feel. It will be easier to update this content in comparison with editing every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Since our unique cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to work with this feature with any of the shared website hosting packages that we have and add dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to become a programmer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this feature for your site, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be activated in no time with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process will take you less than a minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to copy from the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining 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 then to modify backlinks to different pages on your site, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.