Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you're able to add some content to a few different pages on your site and modify it by just updating just one text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and creating a far more professional look and feel. It will also be quicker to revise this content in comparison with editing every static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting plans that we offer and activate it individually for every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming knowledge to benefit from all functions that our solutions incorporate. In case you have already built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. If you decide to enable this feature, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior knowledge about this kind of matters. The only 2 things you need to take care of are renaming all web pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing each of the links in your site, so that they point to the renamed files.