Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you can add any kind of content to various pages on your site and change it just by updating an individual text file. You can also add the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a professional overall look. It will likewise be quicker to update this content in comparison to updating each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to make use of this function with the shared website hosting plans that we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your site, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated in no time with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process shall take you less than a minute and merely a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that will be to double-check if all webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different pages on your site, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.