Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to various pages in your website and modify it just by modifying a single text file. You are able to additionally add the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content in comparison with editing every static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting packages that we offer you and activate it individually for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, as you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all of the functions that our solutions feature. If you have by now built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan with us. When you choose to activate this feature, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge about such matters. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all of the links in your website, so they point to the updated files.