Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to numerous web pages in your site and adjust it just by editing an individual text file. You're able to additionally add the output of various scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This shall help you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and giving it a far more professional appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content as compared to updating each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All the web hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question must be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to implement 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 Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated effortlessly with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process is going to take you under a minute and simply a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all web pages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to modify the links to different web pages on your site, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.