Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group 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 in your site and modify it simply by editing one text file. You are able to also add the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file display on your site. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a professional overall appearance. It will be quicker to update this content when compared with editing every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the website hosting that you pick, you will be able to make use of this feature and make your website much more dynamic. All that you must do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then add a few lines of code inside it. You simply will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for a specified site. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those webpages on the website are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be activated without any difficulty with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process will take you under a minute and only a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that will be to double-check if all webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.