Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add any kind of content to various webpages on your website and adjust it just by editing a single text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate 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 shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and creating a more professional look and feel. It will also be easier to revise this content in comparison with editing each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to utilize this function with all of the cloud hosting plans that we offer and add in dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this function for your site, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you decide to activate this feature, you must set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, which you can get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge about such matters. The only 2 things you should take care of are renaming all of the web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all the links on your site, to ensure that they lead to the updated files.