Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you're able to add any kind of content to various pages on your website and modify it just by editing one text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a professional appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison with updating each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared web hosting service that you choose, it will be possible to use this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All that you will need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and after that include a few lines of code inside it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you can simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specified website. You just have to modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated with no trouble with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process is going to take you under a minute and simply several clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to copy from the SSI article within our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different webpages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.