Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your site and alter it by just updating a single text file. You can additionally add the output of distinctive scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This shall help you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a professional overall look. It will likewise be quicker to update this content as compared to updating each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible make use of this function with any of the hosting plans we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this function for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you choose to enable this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge of such matters. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing each of the links in your site, to ensure that they lead to the updated files.