Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to few different webpages in your website and adjust it by just updating just one text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will also be simpler to update this content compared to updating each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the Linux cloud hosting plans that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you will see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated with ease with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process will take you less than a minute and just a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then will be to double-check if all pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change the links to different pages on your website, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.