Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you can add any kind of content to a few different webpages in your site and adjust it just by editing just one text file. You can also incorporate the output of different scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall look. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content compared to editing every static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All of the hosting service we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned must be in the particular folder where you will use SSI and you'll discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be enabled without difficulty with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the whole process will take you less than a minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then will be to double-check if all webpages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to alter backlinks to different pages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.