Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages in your website and alter it simply by modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This will help you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be quicker to update this content when compared with updating each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages we offer you and enable it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our solutions feature. In case you have currently built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated without difficulty with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process is going to take you under a minute and simply several clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left then shall be to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to edit the links to different web pages on your website, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.