Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add some content to few different webpages in your website and alter it just by updating an individual text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of various scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional overall look. It will also be simpler to revise this content compared to updating every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the cloud hosting which you choose, you'll be able to utilize this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All that you will need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code in it. You'll not need any coding skills though, since you can just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled in no time with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the entire process will take you only a minute and just a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to update the links to different webpages on your website, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.