Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to few different web pages on your website and change it just by editing one text file. You can also incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This will enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a professional overall look. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content compared to editing every static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans we offer you and enable it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming knowledge to benefit from all of the capabilities that our solutions contain. In case you have already built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. If you decide to activate this feature, you must make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge of these types of things. The only 2 things you should take care of are renaming all web pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing each of the links on your website, to make sure they point to the updated files.