Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to few different web pages in your website and change it simply by editing one text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will also be easier to revise this content when compared with updating each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this feature with any of the website hosting plans we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to become a programmer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your website, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you decide to activate this feature, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous knowledge about these types of things. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of web pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links on your site, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.