Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add some content to a few different webpages in your site and alter it by simply editing an individual text file. You can additionally add the output of various scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This will allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a more professional overall look. It will be simpler to update this content in comparison to updating each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All of the web hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering some lines of code in it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned must be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you will discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support team will also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not certain how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan with us. When you decide to enable this feature, you must make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior knowledge about these types of things. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all of pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing each of the links on your site, to ensure that they point to the renamed files.