Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add some content to various webpages in your website and adjust it by simply editing a single text file. You can additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a far more professional look and feel. It will also be easier to update this content in comparison to editing every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the website hosting that you choose, you'll be able to utilize this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you will have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and add a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any specified website. You just need to change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those web pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan with us. If you decide to enable this function, you must make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge about this kind of things. The only two things you need to take care of are renaming all webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links on your website, so they lead to the updated files.