Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to few different webpages in your website and modify it by simply updating just one text file. You'll be able to also add the output of different scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and giving it a professional overall look. It will also be quicker to revise this content compared to editing each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared website hosting that you select, it's possible to make use of this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. All you need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code inside. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any given website. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you choose to activate this function, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge of these types of matters. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of the webpages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all the links on your site, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.