Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add some content to numerous webpages in your site and change it simply by editing one text file. You can additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your website. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a professional overall look. It will also be easier to update this content when compared with editing every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to utilize this feature with any of the cloud hosting plans we offer you and bring dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to become a coder for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled without any difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the entire process shall take you just one minute and simply a few clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to get out of the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left then shall be to double-check if all pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change the links to different pages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.