Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to a few different webpages on your website and modify it by simply editing one text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This will allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and creating a more professional look and feel. It will be much easier to revise this content in comparison to editing every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to utilize this feature with any of the cloud hosting packages we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to become a developer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this feature for your site, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated effortlessly with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process shall take you just one minute and simply a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left then is to double-check if all pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to update backlinks to different pages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.