Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add some content to a few different web pages on your site and adjust it by just updating just one text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and creating a more professional look and feel. It will be much easier to revise this content compared to editing every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this function with any of the cloud web hosting packages that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to become a coder for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process shall take you just one minute and only a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different webpages on your site, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.