Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages on your site and modify it by simply editing an individual text file. You'll be able to also add the output of distinctive scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file display on your site. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and giving it a professional visual appearance. It will likewise be simpler to update this content compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to use this function with all of the web hosting plans we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a programmer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your site, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. If you decide to activate this feature, you must set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous experience with this kind of matters. The only two things you ought to take care of are renaming all of web pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links on your site, so they lead to the updated files.