Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add some content to various webpages in your website and modify it by just editing a single text file. You're able to additionally add the output of different scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content in comparison with updating every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
All Linux cloud web hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering some lines of code inside, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support team will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all of the files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you decide to activate this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior knowledge about these types of matters. The only 2 things you need to take care of are renaming all of webpages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing each of the links in your website, so they point to the renamed files.