Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add any kind of content to various webpages on your website and change it by just editing one text file. You are able to also add the output of different scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and creating a much more professional overall look. It will also be quicker to revise this content when compared with editing each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to use this function with all of the shared website hosting plans we offer you and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to become a programmer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your site, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated without difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the entire process is going to take you under a minute and just a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all of the pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different web pages on your site, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.