Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add some content to various web pages in your website and alter it by just modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to also add the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file display on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional visual appearance. It will be much easier to update this content as compared to editing every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All cloud web hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code in it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the full process shall take you under a minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all of the pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to modify the links to different web pages on your website, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.