Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to a few different webpages in your website and adjust it just by updating one text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to revise this content compared to editing each static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting
plans that we provide and enable it individually for each domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, as you do not need any coding skills to benefit from all of the characteristics that our services include. In case you have already built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It shall not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server
package from our company. If you decide to activate this function, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge about such matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links on your site, so that they point to the renamed files.