Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different web pages in your website and modify it by simply updating just one text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file display on your website. This shall allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a far more professional overall look. It will be simpler to update this content as compared to updating each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you decide to activate this feature, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior experience with such things. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all of the webpages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date every one of the links on your website, to ensure that they lead to the renamed files.