Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your website and modify it by just modifying just one text file. You're able to additionally add the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This shall allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content compared to editing every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the shared hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package from our company. If you decide to activate this feature, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge of this kind of things. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all of pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing each of the links in your website, in order that they lead to the renamed files.