Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you can add some content to a few different pages in your site and adjust it just by updating just one text file. You're able to additionally 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 a file display on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and creating a far more professional appearance. It will be easier to revise this content when compared with updating each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All the web hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside it, you can activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved needs to be in the specific folder where you will use SSI and you'll find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not confident what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled without any difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the entire process will take you under a minute and simply a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that is to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.