Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your site and adjust it just by updating a single text file. You can additionally incorporate 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 on your site. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional overall appearance. It will be much easier to revise this content compared to editing each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the shared hosting service which you choose, it will be possible to use this function making your site a lot more dynamic. All that you must do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You'll not need any coding skills however, as you're able to basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a given website. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these web pages on the website are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be activated effortlessly with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process shall take you just one minute and simply a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that is to double-check if all pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change the links to different pages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.