Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to few different pages in your site and change it by just updating just one text file. You're able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and giving it a professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to revise this content compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages we provide and enable it separately for each domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding skills to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions have. If you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

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 and the whole process is going to take you under a minute and merely a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.