Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to various web pages in your website and change it by just modifying just one text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show up on your site. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a professional look and feel. It will likewise be easier to update this content in comparison to updating every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux shared web hosting that you choose, you'll be able to use this function making your website more dynamic. All you must do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code inside. You won't require any coding skills though, as you're able to simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a given website. You need to simply change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the website are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled easily with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process will take you only a minute and just a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy from the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that will be to double-check if all web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to modify the links to different webpages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.