Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add some content to few different webpages in your website and adjust it just by editing an individual text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional visual appearance. It will also be easier to revise this content as compared to updating each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this function with all of the shared hosting plans we feature and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, there is no need to become a programmer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this function for your website, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you decide to activate this feature, you need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge about this kind of matters. The only two things you need to take care of are renaming all web pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all of the links on your site, to ensure that they lead to the updated files.