Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to few different pages in your site and alter it simply by updating a single text file. You're able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional appearance. It will likewise be much easier to update this content as compared to editing each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux website hosting package you choose, it's possible to use this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code in it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any given site. You just need to customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled with ease with every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the whole process will take you just one minute and merely a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to alter backlinks to different pages on your website, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.