Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add some content to few different pages on your website and change it just by updating a single text file. You're able to also add the output of different scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional visual appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content in comparison to editing each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud hosting you pick, it will be possible to use this function making your website more dynamic. All that you need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for any given website. You just need to customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated in no time with every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the entire process is going to take you under a minute and only a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update the links to different webpages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.