Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add some content to numerous pages on your site and adjust it simply by editing just one text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and creating a far more professional overall look. It will likewise be easier to revise this content in comparison to editing each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be activated without any difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process will take you less than a minute and only a few clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed 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.