Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to numerous pages in your website and change it just by updating an individual text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and creating a professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to revise this content as compared to updating every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to implement this feature with any of the shared web hosting plans that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to become a coder for that since the required code may be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your site, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you choose to activate this feature, you must set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with this kind of matters. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all of the webpages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all the links in your site, in order that they point to the updated files.