Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to various pages on your website and adjust it by just modifying just one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of various scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and creating a more professional appearance. It will be simpler to revise this content in comparison to updating every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to implement this feature with any of the cloud web hosting packages we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your website, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled in no time with each and every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the full process is going to take you under a minute and merely a few clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to update backlinks to different pages on your site, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.