Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages in your site and modify it by just editing an individual text file. You can also incorporate the output of different scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and creating a far more professional visual appearance. It will also be easier to revise this content compared to updating each static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud plan that you pick, it's possible to make use of this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code in it. You'll not require any coding skills however, as you're able basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any specified website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those web pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be enabled without difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process shall take you just one minute and simply a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left then is to double-check if all pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different pages on your website, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.