Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list 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 some content to various web pages on your website and change it by simply modifying one text file. You're able to also add the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and creating a far more professional overall appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content when compared with updating each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to make use of this feature with any of the web hosting packages that we offer you and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a coder for that since the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this function for your site, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you decide to enable this function, you must make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge of such things. The only 2 things you ought to take care of are renaming all pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links on your website, to make sure they point to the renamed files.