Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add some content to various pages in your website and change it just by updating just one text file. You can also incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a professional visual appearance. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content when compared with updating each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux cloud website hosting plan that you pick, you'll be able to make use of this function making your website more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any specific website. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be enabled without difficulty with every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the full process will take you less than a minute and merely a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choosing, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all webpages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.