Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to numerous pages on your site and change it by just editing one text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a professional overall look. It will also be much easier to revise this content when compared with editing each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible make use of this function with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer you and bring dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a programmer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated with no trouble with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process will take you less than a minute and simply a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then adding a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to copy from the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that will be to double-check if all of the pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to alter the links to different web pages on your site, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.