Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to numerous web pages on your site and adjust it by simply editing a single text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of various scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional appearance. It will be easier to update this content as compared to editing each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud website hosting plan which you choose, it will be possible to use this function making your site more dynamic. All that you will have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code inside it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specified website. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. When you choose to enable this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous experience with such things. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of the pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links in your website, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.