Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to numerous pages on your site and modify it by just updating one text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your website. This shall allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a professional visual appearance. It will also be simpler to update this content when compared with updating each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux web hosting package which you select, it's possible to make use of this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All that you must do is going to be set up 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 simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any specific site. You need to simply modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the entire process is going to take you just one minute and only a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then adding a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to get from the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to modify the links to different pages on your site, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.