Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to numerous pages on your website and modify it just by modifying an individual text file. You can also add the output of different scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show up on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a much more professional overall appearance. It will also be easier to update this content compared to editing each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All Linux hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support staff will also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you choose to activate this function, you have to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous experience with such matters. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all web pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing each of the links on your site, to ensure that they point to the updated files.