Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to a few different web pages on your website and change it just by editing one text file. You can also incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file display on your website. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and creating a professional visual appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison with editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All of the Linux shared web hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making a clear .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be inside the particular folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew will also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled with ease with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process is going to take you less than a minute and merely several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to alter backlinks to different web pages on your website, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.