Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will enable you to contain 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 in your site and change it by just modifying just one text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show on your site. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be much easier to update this content in comparison to updating every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux hosting that you choose, you'll be able to utilize this function making your website more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and include a number of lines of code inside. You simply won't need any coding skills however, as you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for a specified site. You just have to change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be activated without any difficulty with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process shall take you less than a minute and just a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to get from the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then will be to double-check if all webpages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to edit the links to different web pages on your site, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.