Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you can add any kind of content to a few different webpages in your website and adjust it just by modifying a single text file. You are able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a professional visual appearance. It will likewise be easier to update this content when compared with editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
As our custom cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to utilize this function with all of the web hosting plans we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to be a developer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your website, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It shall not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you choose to enable this feature, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge about these types of matters. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all of pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links on your site, so they lead to the updated files.