Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to a few different pages in your site and adjust it simply by editing a single text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show on your site. This will help you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional overall look. It will be simpler to revise this content compared 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 incorporate the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared web hosting plans we offer you and enable it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding skills to benefit from all functions that our solutions have. In case you have already built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain 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 Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated easily with each semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process is going to take you only a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different webpages on your website, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.