Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add some content to numerous webpages on your site and change it simply by updating one text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will likewise be simpler to revise this content when compared with updating each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud hosting you pick, you will be able to utilize this feature and make your site much more dynamic. All that you have to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and add a number of lines of code in it. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any specific website. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you decide to enable this function, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with these types of matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all of the webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing each of the links in your website, so they lead to the renamed files.