Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to numerous pages on your website and adjust it by simply editing a single text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show on your website. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a more professional look and feel. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content when compared with updating every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to use this feature with any of the shared website hosting packages that we feature and add dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to use this feature for your website, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan from us. When you decide to enable this feature, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, that you can see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous experience with these types of things. The only two things you ought to take care of are renaming all of webpages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all the links in your website, so that they lead to the renamed files.