Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you're able to add any kind of content to few different pages in your site and alter it by just editing an individual text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of different scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and creating a more professional overall look. It will also be quicker to revise this content in comparison to editing each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared hosting that you pick, you'll be able to utilize this function and make your site much more dynamic. All you have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specific site. You just have to modify the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the website are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be enabled without any problem with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and only a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to modify backlinks to different web pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.