Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different webpages on your website and alter it just by editing an individual text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This will allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a more professional overall look. It will be much easier to revise this content as compared to updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to work with this feature with the hosting packages we offer you and bring dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your website, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you decide to activate this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous knowledge about such things. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all of the web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating each of the links on your site, in order that they lead to the renamed files.