Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to few different web pages on your website and change it simply by updating just one text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of different scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show on your website. This will enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a professional overall look. It will likewise be simpler to revise this content in comparison with editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux cloud hosting plan you select, it's possible to utilize this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. All that you have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any given website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled effortlessly with every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process shall take you less than a minute and only a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify the links to different pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.