Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add any kind of content to few different web pages in your website and modify it simply by updating just one text file. You are able to also add the output of various scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show on your website. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall look. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content in comparison to updating each static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared web hosting plans that we provide and activate it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all characteristics that our solutions include. In case you have already built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be enabled with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process is going to take you just one minute and only a few clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to modify the links to different pages on your site, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.