Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you're able to add some content to a few different pages on your website and modify it by just updating one text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a professional overall appearance. It will likewise be simpler to update this content compared to updating every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All web hosting plans that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned should be in the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support team shall also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be enabled without any difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the full process is going to take you only a minute and simply several clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a few lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all of the webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to modify backlinks to different webpages on your website, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.