Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you can add any kind of content to various pages on your site and modify it by just updating an individual text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file display on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and creating a professional overall look. It will be easier to update this content compared to editing every static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All of the Linux shared hosting packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering some lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question needs to be inside the exact folder where you will use SSI and you'll see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated easily with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that will be to double-check if all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different web pages on your site, to represent the changes in the file extensions.