Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to numerous pages on your website and alter it simply by updating one text file. You can also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and creating a much more professional overall appearance. It will be much easier to update this content in comparison to editing each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All the shared hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned must be in the particular folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all files which will implement 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
It won't take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan through us. If you decide to enable this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with these types of things. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating every one of the links in your site, so they lead to the renamed files.