Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to various webpages on your website and modify it by just updating one text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a more professional look and feel. It will likewise be simpler to update this content in comparison to editing each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux cloud hosting that you choose, you'll be able to utilize this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code in it. You'll not need any coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a given site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. When you choose to enable this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy some code, which you can see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior experience with these types of matters. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all of the links in your site, in order that they point to the renamed files.