Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to numerous pages in your site and alter it simply by updating an individual text file. You're able to also add the output of different scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This will let you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content in comparison with updating every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All the shared hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be within the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can also get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be enabled with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the entire process is going to take you just one minute and simply several clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that is to double-check if all of the pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to alter backlinks to different pages on your website, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.