Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add any kind of content to a few different pages in your website and change it just by modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a more professional overall look. It will likewise be easier to revise this content in comparison with editing each static web page one at a time. If you would like 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 Hosting
Since our custom cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to make use of this feature with any of the hosting plans that we offer you and bring dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to be a coder for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this feature for your website, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It shall not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan through us. If you decide to activate this feature, you need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior knowledge of these types of things. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all webpages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating every one of the links on your website, so they point to the updated files.