Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add any kind of content to a few different pages on your website and adjust it by simply modifying a single text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and creating a more professional look and feel. It will likewise be quicker to update this content in comparison to editing every 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 any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting packages that we provide and enable it independently for every single domain or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all capabilities that our services include. If you have currently built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you choose to enable this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge about these types of things. The only 2 things you need to take care of are renaming all of pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links in your site, so that they point to the renamed files.