Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add any kind of content to few different pages in your website and alter it simply by updating just one text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a much more professional overall look. It will be easier to revise this content as compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All of the Linux cloud website hosting plans we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code within it, you can activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be inside the specific folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be enabled without any difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process shall take you under a minute and merely several clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article within our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different webpages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.