Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you can add some content to a few different web pages in your site and change it by simply updating an individual text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a professional appearance. It will likewise be simpler to update this content in comparison to updating every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able make use of this function with all of the hosting plans that we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a developer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your site, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated in no time with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the whole process will take you just one minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then will be to double-check if all web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different webpages on your website, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.