Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different webpages on your website and alter it by just editing an individual text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and creating a much more professional look and feel. It will be easier to update this content in comparison with editing every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our unique cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to implement this function with the cloud hosting plans we feature and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to become a programmer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this function for your site, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be enabled in no time with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the entire process is going to take you under a minute and only a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to modify the links to different web pages on your site, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.