Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different web pages on your website and modify it just by updating just one text file. You can also incorporate the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and giving it a professional visual appearance. It will be quicker to update this content in comparison with editing every static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting plans we offer you and enable it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding expertise to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services include. In case you have already built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be activated without difficulty with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the full process is going to take you only a minute and only a few clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to get out of the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different pages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.