Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add some content to numerous pages on your site and modify it by just editing just one text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This will enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be simpler to revise this content when compared with editing each static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans we offer you and enable it separately for each and every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming knowledge to benefit from all features that our services include. In case you have by now built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. When you decide to enable this feature, you have to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous knowledge about this kind of things. The only 2 things you should take care of are renaming all webpages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing each of the links on your website, in order that they lead to the renamed files.