Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to numerous web pages in your site and change it just by editing a single text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file display on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a far more professional appearance. It will also be easier to update this content in comparison to updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy make use of this function with the shared website hosting packages we offer you and add in dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to become a programmer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this function for your website, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled with ease with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process will take you under a minute and only a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that will be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update the links to different pages on your site, to represent the changes in the file extensions.