Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages in your site and alter it simply by editing one text file. You can also incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and creating a far more professional overall look. It will also be easier to revise this content when compared with updating each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so no matter the shared hosting which you pick, you will be able to utilize this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. All that you will need to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You simply will not need any coding skills however, as you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specific site. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated with ease with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process will take you under a minute and just a few clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choosing, then typing in a few lines of code, that you will be able to copy from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that is to double-check if all webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update backlinks to different webpages on your site, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.