Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add some content to a few different web pages on your site and alter it just by updating just one text file. You're able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your site. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a more professional look and feel. It will also be simpler to revise this content when compared with updating each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting plans we offer you and enable it separately for each and every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services have. In case you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It won't take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you decide to activate this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge of these types of things. The only two things you ought to take care of are renaming all of web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links on your website, so that they lead to the updated files.