Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add some content to numerous pages on your website and change it just by editing just one text file. You'll be able to also add the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will also be easier to update this content in comparison with updating each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All shared hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making a clear .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you will find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not certain how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be activated easily with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you under a minute and simply a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then will be to double-check if all of the web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different webpages on your site, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.