Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to few different webpages on your website and change it simply by editing a single text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This shall allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will also be much easier to revise this content as compared to editing every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain 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 of the shared web hosting packages that we offer you and enable it individually for every single domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to benefit from all functions that our services include. If you have by now built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package with us. If you decide to enable this feature, you need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge about this kind of things. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date each of the links in your site, in order that they point to the updated files.