Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you can add any kind of content to numerous webpages on your website and modify it by just modifying just one text file. You're able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a much more professional appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content in comparison with updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux web hosting that you choose, it will be easy to use this function and make your website much more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specified website. You just need to customize the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the website are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be enabled without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process shall take you less than a minute and just several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following 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 also to edit the links to different pages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.