Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list 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 few different webpages in your website and alter it by just modifying a single text file. You are able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a more professional overall look. It will likewise be much easier to update this content compared to editing each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, 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 customized cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to work with this function with all of the website hosting plans that we offer and bring dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a coder for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your website, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site point to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. When you decide to activate this function, you must create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy some code, which you can see in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous knowledge of these types of things. The only two things you need to take care of are renaming all web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing every one of the links on your website, in order that they point to the renamed files.