Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to a few different webpages on your site and adjust it by simply editing a single text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show up on your website. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will also be quicker to revise this content when compared with editing every static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting plans that we provide and enable it independently for each domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, since you don't need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all of the features that our solutions include. If you have already built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated without any problem with each semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process is going to take you only a minute and just several clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing left then shall be to double-check if all pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different web pages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.