Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to few different webpages in your site and modify it by just updating a single text file. You're able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional look and feel. It will be easier to update this content as compared to editing each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to use this feature with all of the cloud hosting plans that we offer and bring dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to become a developer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function 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 site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you choose to activate this function, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge of such things. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all of the web pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all of the links on your website, in order that they lead to the renamed files.