Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you're able to add any kind of content to various pages on your website and alter it just by editing just one text file. You are able to additionally add the output of different scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show up on your website. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall look. It will also be simpler to update this content as compared to updating each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages we provide and enable it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy it, as you don't need any programming capabilities to benefit from all features that our solutions incorporate. If you have by now built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan through us. When you choose to enable this function, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with such matters. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all of pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing every one of the links in your site, to make sure they point to the renamed files.