Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to numerous pages in your website and alter it by just updating one text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a more professional look and feel. It will likewise be easier to revise this content in comparison with updating every static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to utilize this function with the website hosting plans we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, there is no need to be a programmer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you choose to enable this feature, you need to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge of such things. The only two things you need to take care of are renaming all of web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links in your site, to make sure they lead to the updated files.