Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add some content to few different webpages on your website and adjust it simply by modifying one text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a more professional overall appearance. It will be easier to update this content as compared to updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to work with this function with any of the website hosting plans we feature and bring dynamic content to your sites with a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that as the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your site, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated without any problem with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process is going to take you only a minute and just a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing left then is to double-check if all of the web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to modify the links to different pages on your website, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.