Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous web pages on your website and alter it by just modifying just one text file. You'll be able to also add the output of different scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and creating a much more professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to revise this content compared to editing each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this feature with the shared hosting packages we feature and bring dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a developer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this function for your website, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated without any difficulty with every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the full process shall take you just one minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to change backlinks to different web pages on your website, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.