Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your site and change it just by editing an individual text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will be much easier to revise this content compared to editing every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud web hosting packages that we offer you and enable it individually for each and every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, as you don't need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions come with. If you have currently built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated with ease with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process shall take you just one minute and merely several clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then is to double-check if all webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change the links to different pages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.