Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages in your site and adjust it just by editing one text file. You're able to furthermore add the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and giving it a more professional look and feel. It will likewise be quicker to update this content when compared with updating every static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
As our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this function with all of the cloud hosting plans we have and bring dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to use this feature for your website, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be activated with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the entire process will take you only a minute and simply a number of clicks. You can activate 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 an FTP app of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be able to copy out of the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change backlinks to different pages on your website, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.