Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to a few different pages on your site and alter it by simply editing an individual text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and creating a far more professional appearance. It will also be easier to update this content when compared with updating every static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans we offer and activate it individually for every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, since you do not need any programming skills to benefit from all capabilities that our services come with. In case you have already built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be enabled without any problem with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process is going to take you under a minute and merely a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, to represent the changes in the file extensions.