Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to a few different webpages on your website and change it just by updating a single text file. You can furthermore add the output of various scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and creating a professional overall appearance. It will also be easier to revise this content when compared with updating every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux shared website hosting which you select, you will be able to utilize this function making your website more dynamic. All you have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code inside it. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, since you can basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any given website. You just have to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you decide to enable this function, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge about these types of matters. The only 2 things you should deal with are renaming all of web pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links on your site, so that they lead to the renamed files.