Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add any kind of content to a few different pages in your site and change it by simply modifying one text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and creating a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be much easier to update this content as compared to editing each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the Linux cloud packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question needs to be inside the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support staff shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated in no time with every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process shall take you less than a minute and merely a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update backlinks to different pages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.