Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to numerous web pages on your website and change it by simply editing an individual 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 visitor or the properties of some file show up on your website. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and giving it a much more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be simpler to revise this content in comparison with editing every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux website hosting you pick, you'll be able to utilize this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then include a few lines of code inside. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a specific website. You just need to change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you decide to enable this feature, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior experience with this kind of matters. The only 2 things you ought to take care of are renaming all web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all of the links in your site, so they lead to the updated files.