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 Shared Hosting
Since our custom made cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to work with this feature with the shared hosting plans we have and add dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to turn into a programmer for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your website, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the current names.
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.