Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to various pages in your site and modify it simply by updating a single text file. You're able to additionally add the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file display on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional look and feel. It will also be quicker to revise this content in comparison to editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting packages we offer and enable it separately for every single domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming expertise to benefit from all functions that our solutions feature. If you have currently built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be enabled with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the full process will take you just one minute and simply a few clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then is to double-check if all webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different web pages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.