Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your website and alter it simply by modifying an individual text file. You are able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional look and feel. It will also be quicker to revise this content in comparison to editing each static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All of the hosting service that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you'll see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding experience. The 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not certain how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all of the files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. If you decide to activate this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous knowledge of this kind of things. The only 2 things you should deal with are renaming all of web pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing each of the links on your site, so that they lead to the updated files.