Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous pages on your website and modify it by simply updating a single text file. You are able to also incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your website. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and creating a far more professional overall appearance. It will be simpler to revise this content in comparison with updating every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared website hosting that you choose, you'll be able to utilize this feature and make your website much more dynamic. All that you must do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code inside. You simply won't need any coding skills however, as you're able just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a given website. You need to simply change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be activated with ease with each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the full process is going to take you less than a minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left then shall be to double-check if all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to edit backlinks to different pages on your website, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.