Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add some content to numerous webpages on your site and change it by just modifying a single text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and creating a more professional look and feel. It will be much easier to update this content in comparison with updating every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this function with the shared website hosting plans that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled without difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the full process will take you just one minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to get out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different webpages on your site, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.