Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to few different webpages on your site and change it by simply updating an individual text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of various scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show up on your website. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a much more professional overall appearance. It will be easier to revise this content when compared with editing every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared hosting package you pick, it will be possible to make use of this function making your website a lot more dynamic. All that you must do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and add a number of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any given site. You just have to customize the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled without any problem with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process will take you just one minute and simply a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then is to double-check if all webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to alter backlinks to different web pages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.