Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to various webpages on your website and change it by just updating one text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and creating a far more professional overall look. It will also be simpler to revise this content compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All of the Linux hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all your files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you decide to enable this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior knowledge about these types of matters. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links on your website, so that they point to the renamed files.