Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages on your site and adjust it just by modifying one text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file display on your website. This will help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and creating a much more professional overall look. It will also be quicker to update this content compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the cloud hosting plan you select, it will be easy to make use of this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any specified site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. When you choose to enable this feature, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be enabled. In this file, you have to copy some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge of this kind of matters. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all of webpages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date each of the links in your site, in order that they point to the renamed files.