Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add some content to few different pages in your website and alter it by simply modifying one text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of various scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a professional appearance. It will be much easier to revise this content in comparison to updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans we provide and activate it independently for every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, as you don't need any coding expertise to take advantage of all characteristics that our services contain. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from our company. When you decide to enable this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge about such things. The only 2 things you should deal with are renaming all of web pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing each of the links on your website, to ensure that they point to the updated files.