Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to few different webpages in your website and change it just by updating an individual text file. You're able to additionally add the output of different scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This will help you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a much more professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to revise this content when compared with editing each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting plans we offer you and enable it independently for each domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding expertise to benefit from all of the capabilities that our solutions feature. In case you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated in no time with each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the entire process will take you just one minute and merely several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then adding a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all webpages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different pages on your site, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.