Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to numerous web pages on your site and alter it just by modifying just one text file. You can also add the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and creating a professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content in comparison to updating each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able make use of this function with any of the shared hosting plans that we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to turn into a coder for that since the required code may be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your site, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled effortlessly with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the whole process shall take you under a minute and only several clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify the links to different web pages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.