Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you're able to add any kind of content to few different pages on your site and modify it by simply editing an individual text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file display on your website. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content in comparison to updating each static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared website hosting you choose, it's possible to make use of this function making your site more dynamic. Everything you have to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside it. You simply won't need any coding skills though, as you're able to just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any given website. You need to simply modify the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process shall take you less than a minute and only a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to alter backlinks to different webpages on your website, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.