Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add any kind of content to various web pages in your website and change it simply by editing one text file. You're able to also add the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show up on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a professional look and feel. It will be simpler to update this content compared to editing each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared web hosting plans we provide and enable it individually for each domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all of the functions that our services feature. If you have by now built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated without any problem with every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process shall take you just one minute and only a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different webpages on your website, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.