Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you're able to add any kind of content to various pages in your website and adjust it simply by editing one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of various scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a professional overall appearance. It will be much easier to revise this content in comparison to updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux website hosting that you pick, you'll be able to use this function and make your website a lot more dynamic. All that you must do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code in it. You won't require any coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a specific website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you decide to activate this feature, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge of these types of things. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links on your site, in order that they lead to the renamed files.