Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different pages on your site and modify it just by updating an individual text file. You'll be able to also add the output of different scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show up on your website. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a more professional look and feel. It will be simpler to revise this content when compared with editing every static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux cloud web hosting package which you select, you'll be able to utilize this feature making your site much more dynamic. Everything you must do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code in it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specific website. You just have to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you decide to enable this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge of these types of matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links in your website, so they point to the updated files.