Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to various pages on your site and adjust it by just modifying one text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show up on your site. This shall help you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and creating a far more professional overall look. It will likewise be simpler to update this content in comparison to editing every static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared website hosting service you pick, you'll be able to make use of this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside. You'll not require any kind of coding skills however, since you can basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any specific site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those pages on the site are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you choose to activate this feature, you must create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about this kind of matters. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all of the pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all the links on your site, to ensure that they point to the renamed files.