Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different pages on your website and adjust it simply by updating one text file. You're able to also add the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show up on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a professional appearance. It will be quicker to update this content in comparison to editing every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting plans that we offer you and activate it separately for each and every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all capabilities that our services incorporate. If you have currently built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you choose to activate this function, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you can see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior experience with these types of matters. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all of pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links on your website, so they lead to the renamed files.