Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to few different pages on your website and modify it just by editing an individual text file. You can additionally add the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a much more professional visual appearance. It will be easier to revise this content as compared to updating every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
All of the Linux cloud web hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should also remember to modify the extension of all files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be activated with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the entire process shall take you just one minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then adding a number of lines of code, that you will be able to get from the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to edit backlinks to different webpages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.