Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add any kind of content to various pages on your site and change it simply by updating just one text file. You're able to also add the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show up on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a professional overall appearance. It will be easier to revise this content when compared with updating each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to make use of this feature with the website hosting plans we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is enabled for each specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a coder for that because the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your website, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan through us. When you decide to activate this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge of these types of matters. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all of the links in your website, to ensure that they lead to the renamed files.