Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to few different pages in your site and alter it by just modifying an individual text file. You can also add the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your site. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will also be much easier to update this content when compared with updating each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages that we offer and enable it separately for each domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all features that our services come with. In case you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the entire process shall take you less than a minute and simply a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then adding a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different pages on your site, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.