Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different pages in your website and adjust it just by updating an individual text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This will help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and creating a far more professional visual appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content in comparison with editing each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux hosting which you pick, it's possible to make use of this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. All that you will have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside it. You won't need any kind of coding skills however, since you can basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for any specific site. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process is going to take you under a minute and only a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to edit the links to different webpages on your site, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.