Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add some content to a few different webpages in your website and modify it by simply editing a single text file. You're able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This will allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional overall look. It will likewise be easier to update this content compared to updating each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this function with any of the cloud web hosting plans that we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a coder for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your website, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be activated without any difficulty with every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process will take you just one minute and simply several clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change the links to different pages on your site, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.