Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different pages in your site and adjust it by just editing one text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a more professional look and feel. It will be easier to revise this content when compared with updating each static web page one at a time. 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 Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux shared web hosting service which you select, it's possible to use this function and make your website more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any given site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled with ease with each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the entire process is going to take you just one minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to edit backlinks to different web pages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.