Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to various webpages on your website and alter it by just updating an individual text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file display on your website. This shall help you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will be much easier to revise this content compared to editing each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Since our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this feature with the cloud website hosting plans we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan from us. If you decide to activate this feature, you must create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge about these types of things. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all of the pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all of the links in your site, so that they point to the updated files.