Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to few different web pages on your website and change it by simply updating just one text file. You're able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file display on your site. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and creating a much more professional look and feel. It will likewise be much easier to update this content when compared with editing each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the shared website hosting plan
that you choose, you'll be able to utilize this function and make your website a lot more dynamic. All you have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code in it. You will not require any coding skills however, as you're able basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for any specific website. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be activated easily with every semi-dedicated server
plan that we provide you with and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and just several clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that is to double-check if all of the pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to edit the links to different pages on your website, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.