Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different webpages on your site and alter it by simply modifying a single text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a professional look and feel. It will be simpler to revise this content in comparison to editing each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans we provide and activate it separately for each and every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions come with. If you have by now built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from our company. When you decide to enable this feature, you have to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you have to copy some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge of these types of things. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all webpages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all the links in your site, to ensure that they point to the updated files.