Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you can add any kind of content to various web pages in your website and adjust it by just editing an individual text file. You'll be able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be much easier to update this content when compared with updating each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All the Linux cloud web hosting services that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and adding some lines of code within it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question should be inside the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support team will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you decide to activate this feature, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge of these types of things. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all of pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links in your website, so they lead to the updated files.