Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different pages in your website and alter it just by editing a single text file. You'll be able to also add the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your site. This will let you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a far more professional appearance. It will be easier to update this content as compared to updating each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to utilize this function with the shared website hosting plans we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a developer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this function for your website, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated with ease with every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the entire process will take you under a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy from the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.