Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you can add any kind of content to various webpages in your website and adjust it by simply modifying a single text file. You can furthermore add the output of different scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to revise this content when compared with updating every static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the shared hosting that you pick, it will be possible to utilize this function making your website much more dynamic. Everything you will have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code in it. You'll not require any coding skills however, as you can simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any specified website. You just have to change the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated without any problem with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the full process is going to take you under a minute and just a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then typing in a few lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to modify the links to different pages on your site, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.