Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to few different pages in your site and adjust it by simply editing one text file. You're able to additionally add the output of different scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show up on your website. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and giving it a far more professional appearance. It will be easier to revise this content in comparison with editing every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux shared package you pick, you'll be able to use this feature making your website much more dynamic. All that you need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and after that include a number of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any coding skills though, as you're able simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any specific website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the website are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It shall not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan from us. When you choose to activate this feature, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge about this kind of matters. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all of webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all the links in your site, to ensure that they point to the renamed files.