Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to a few different pages in your site and modify it by just modifying just one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of different scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This shall let you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be easier to update this content in comparison with editing each static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to use this function with the hosting plans that we feature and add dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to be a coder for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this function for your website, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled in no time with every single semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process shall take you only a minute and only a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that will be to double-check if all webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update the links to different webpages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.