Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you can add any kind of content to a few different pages on your site and change it by just updating just one text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and creating a much more professional look and feel. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content in comparison to updating each static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
As our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy make use of this function with all of the shared hosting plans we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to turn into a coder for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your site, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you choose to activate this feature, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior experience with such things. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all the links in your website, so they lead to the renamed files.