Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you can add any kind of content to a few different webpages on your site and alter it simply by updating an individual text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file appear on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will also be simpler to update this content as compared to editing each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All of the Linux shared hosting packages we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code within it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be within the exact folder where you will use SSI and you will get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled in no time with every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the entire process shall take you just one minute and only several clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to edit the links to different web pages on your website, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.