Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add some content to few different web pages on your site and change it just by modifying a single text file. You are able to also add the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show up on your website. This will enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and creating a much more professional visual appearance. It will also be simpler to update this content as compared to updating each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
All of the hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved should be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be enabled without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process will take you only a minute and simply a few clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left then shall be to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to modify the links to different webpages on your website, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.