Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different web pages on your website and modify it by simply modifying one text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional appearance. It will also be easier to revise this content compared to updating every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
As our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this feature with any of the cloud web hosting plans we offer you and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a programmer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your site, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled easily with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process shall take you less than a minute and merely several mouse clicks. You can activate 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 an FTP app of your choosing, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get out of the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different webpages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.