Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different pages on your website and modify it simply by editing just one text file. You can furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and creating a far more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be easier to revise this content in comparison with editing each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the hosting that you choose, you will be able to use this function and make your site more dynamic. Everything you have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a given site. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. If you decide to enable this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you have to copy some code, which you'll see 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 don't need any prior knowledge about this kind of things. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all of pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links on your site, so they lead to the updated files.