Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add some content to numerous web pages in your site and change it by simply modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file appear on your website. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison to updating each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans that we offer and activate it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services have. If you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from our company. When you choose to activate this feature, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you can see in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about these types of things. The only 2 things you need to take care of are renaming all of the web pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all the links in your website, in order that they point to the renamed files.