Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages in your website and adjust it just by modifying one text file. You'll be able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a far more professional appearance. It will also be easier to update this content compared to editing each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting packages we provide and activate it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy it, as you don't need any programming expertise to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our solutions come with. If you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make sure 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
Server Side Includes can be enabled in no time with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the entire process will take you only a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a few lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to edit the links to different web pages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.