Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will enable 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 various webpages on your website and change it by just editing an individual text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This shall let you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional look and feel. It will likewise be simpler to revise this content compared to updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the cloud website hosting which you select, it will be easy to utilize this feature and make your website more dynamic. All that you will need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a few lines of code inside it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you can basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for a given site. You just have to modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled without any problem with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process will take you only a minute and merely a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article inside our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all of the pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different web pages on your website, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.