Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range 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 any kind of content to a few different web pages on your site and alter it by simply editing one text file. You're able to additionally add the output of various scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file display on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a far more professional overall look. It will be simpler to revise this content in comparison with updating every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All Linux shared hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be inside the particular folder where you will use SSI and you'll see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled with ease with each semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the full process shall take you only a minute and merely a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that is to double-check if all webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to alter the links to different pages on your site, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.