Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add any kind of content to numerous web pages on your site and adjust it by simply editing one text file. You're able to also add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a more professional appearance. It will likewise be simpler to update this content as compared to updating every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to use this function with all of the cloud hosting packages we offer you and bring dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to be a programmer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this feature for your website, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled without any difficulty with each semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process shall take you just one minute and simply a few clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left then will be to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different pages on your site, to represent the changes in the file extensions.