Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to various pages in your site and modify it simply by updating just one text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate 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 display on your site. This will help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a more professional overall appearance. It will also be simpler to update this content compared to editing each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud package which you select, it's possible to utilize this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. If you decide to enable this feature, you must create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge of these types of matters. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links in your website, to ensure that they point to the renamed files.