Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add some content to numerous webpages on your website and modify it just by updating an individual text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and creating a more professional look and feel. It will be much easier to update this content as compared to editing each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux cloud web hosting which you choose, it will be easy to use this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code in it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, since you can basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any specified website. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the site are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It won't take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you choose to enable this function, you have to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge about these types of matters. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing every one of the links on your website, in order that they point to the renamed files.