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. In this manner, you can add any kind of content to various pages in your site and modify it by just modifying a single text file. You're able to also add the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall look. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content as compared to editing each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux hosting you select, it will be easy to use this function making your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any coding skills however, since you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for a given website. You just have to customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you decide to enable this function, you have to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge about such things. The only two things you need to take care of are renaming all of webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links on your website, so they point to the renamed files.