Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you're able to add some content to numerous webpages on your site and alter it just by modifying a single text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional overall look. It will also be much easier to revise this content in comparison to editing each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud hosting which you select, it's possible to use this function making your site a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then add a few lines of code in it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specific site. You just need to customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process will take you just one minute and merely a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that is to double-check if all of the web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to update the links to different web pages on your site, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.