Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add some content to few different web pages in your website and modify it by simply updating an individual text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your website. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and creating a professional visual appearance. It will likewise be much easier to update this content in comparison to updating each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All Linux cloud hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can also discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated without any difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the entire process shall take you less than a minute and only several clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left then will be to double-check if all of the web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to modify backlinks to different web pages on your website, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.