Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to numerous pages on your site and adjust it just by editing just one text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and giving it a much more professional appearance. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content when compared with editing every static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All the Linux cloud hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be within the exact folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It shall not take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. If you decide to enable this feature, you must make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about this kind of things. The only 2 things you should deal with are renaming all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing every one of the links on your site, in order that they lead to the renamed files.