Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your site and change it just by modifying an individual text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This shall allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and creating a much more professional overall look. It will also be simpler to update this content compared to editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to utilize this feature with the cloud hosting plans we offer you and add dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to turn into a developer for that as the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your site, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan through us. When you decide to enable this function, you must create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous experience with this kind of matters. The only 2 things you must take care of are renaming all of the webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing every one of the links in your site, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.