Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add some content to a few different web pages on your website and change it by just modifying a single text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your website. This will let you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a more professional visual appearance. It will be simpler to update this content as compared to editing every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All of the Linux hosting service we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code within it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question should be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding experience. The 24/7 technical support staff will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. If you decide to enable this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous experience with this kind of matters. The only two things you ought to take care of are renaming all of the web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all the links on your site, so they point to the renamed files.