Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add some content to various pages on your site and modify it simply by editing a single text file. You'll be able to also add the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and giving it a more professional overall look. It will likewise be simpler to update this content compared to updating every static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to use this feature with the shared website hosting packages we offer you and add dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a developer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan with us. If you decide to activate this function, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about such matters. The only 2 things you ought to take care of are renaming all of web pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links on your site, to make sure they point to the updated files.