Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to various webpages in your site and alter it by simply editing just one text file. You're able to additionally add the output of various scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file display on your site. This will allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a professional overall appearance. It will be much easier to revise this content compared to editing every static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All Linux cloud hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering some lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you will find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not certain how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated without any difficulty with each semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the full process shall take you just one minute and only a few clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left then is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update the links to different webpages on your site, to represent the changes in the file extensions.