Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your site and alter it by just updating an individual text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a far more professional look and feel. It will be much easier to update this content as compared to editing every static web page one at a time. If you want 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 Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to work with this function with any of the hosting plans we offer you and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a developer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this function for your site, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process is going to take you under a minute and simply a few clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing left then is to double-check if all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to modify the links to different web pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.