Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to a few different web pages on your website and change it just by editing a single text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This will help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a much more professional appearance. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content when compared with updating each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the Linux shared hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering several lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question needs to be within the particular folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident what to do. You should also make sure to change the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated without any problem with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process is going to take you less than a minute and only a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choosing, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different webpages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.