Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages in your website and change it just by updating just one text file. You are able to additionally add the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show up on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will also be much easier to update this content when compared with editing every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the cloud hosting service we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you choose to activate this function, you must set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous knowledge of these types of things. The only 2 things you should deal with are renaming all of the web pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links in your website, so they lead to the updated files.