Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add some content to few different web pages on your site and alter it just by editing an individual text file. You'll be able to also incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your website. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will also be easier to revise this content as compared to updating each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All Linux shared hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question must be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support crew shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you choose to enable this feature, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge of such things. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all web pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links in your site, so that they lead to the renamed files.