Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you're able to add some content to few different webpages on your site and modify it by simply editing one text file. You can also add the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional overall look. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content as compared to updating each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud hosting that you pick, it will be possible to utilize this feature making your website more dynamic. Everything you need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside. You won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for a given site. You just need to customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you choose to activate this feature, you must create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge of this kind of matters. The only two things you ought to take care of are renaming all pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all of the links on your website, so they point to the updated files.