Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to various pages in your site and modify it simply by updating a single text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of various scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and giving it a far more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be much easier to update this content when compared with updating every static page one by one. If you wish 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
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux cloud web hosting service that you choose, it will be possible to use this function and make your website much more dynamic. All that you need to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside it. You simply will not need any coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specific site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these webpages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan through us. If you decide to enable this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy some code, that you can get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior experience with such matters. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all of web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all the links on your website, so that they point to the renamed files.