Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add any kind of content to numerous pages in your website and alter it by simply updating one text file. You can furthermore add the output of different scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This shall let you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and creating a professional overall look. It will be simpler to revise this content in comparison to editing each static 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 should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
All Linux shared website hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved needs to be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you will get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support team shall also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled in no time with each semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process will take you just one minute and simply a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choosing, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different webpages on your site, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.