Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to a few different pages on your website and alter it by simply modifying just one text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a professional look and feel. It will also be easier to revise this content as compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Since our unique cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this feature with the shared website hosting
packages we feature and bring dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to be a developer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this feature for your site, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be enabled effortlessly with every semi-dedicated server
plan that our company offers and the entire process is going to take you under a minute and simply a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different pages on your website, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.