Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add any kind of content to few different webpages in your website and change it simply by modifying one 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 properties of some file show on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and creating a far more professional look and feel. It will likewise be simpler to revise this content compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All cloud plans that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be within the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support crew will also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated in no time with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process will take you under a minute and merely a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then is to double-check if all of the webpages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to alter backlinks to different webpages on your website, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.