Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to numerous web pages in your site and change it by just updating just one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your website. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a professional look and feel. It will also be easier to update this content compared to editing every 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 should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to work with this feature with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to turn into a developer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this feature for your site, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated with ease with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the full process is going to take you only a minute and only a few clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside 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 typing in a few lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The only 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 backlinks to different webpages on your website, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.