Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add some content to few different webpages on your website and alter it just by editing a single text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will likewise be easier to update this content when compared with updating each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to use this feature with any of the cloud hosting plans that we offer you and add dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to become a coder for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your site, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan through us. When you choose to activate this feature, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about these types of things. The only two things you need to deal with are renaming all of web pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all of the links on your website, so they lead to the updated files.