Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add some content to few different pages on your website and modify it just by editing just one text file. You are able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so 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 allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and creating a far more professional visual appearance. It will also be easier to update this content in comparison to updating each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux hosting that you choose, you will be able to make use of this feature and make your website more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any specific website. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. If you decide to activate this function, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge of these types of matters. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all webpages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links on your site, to make sure they point to the renamed files.