Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your site and adjust it by just updating an individual text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show up on your site. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional look and feel. It will be much easier to revise this content in comparison to updating each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the cloud plan that you choose, it will be easy to utilize this function making your website a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specific site. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these webpages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package from our company. When you decide to activate this feature, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior experience with these types of things. The only 2 things you should deal with are renaming all of pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links on your site, so that they point to the renamed files.