Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you can add some content to numerous pages in your website and change it by just editing an individual text file. You are able to also 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 a file appear on your site. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and giving it a more professional overall look. It will be simpler to update this content when compared with editing each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer you and activate it independently for every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding knowledge to benefit from all of the characteristics that our solutions include. If you have currently built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you choose to activate this feature, you must create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you can see in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge about this kind of matters. The only two things you need to deal with are renaming all web pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all the links on your site, to make sure they lead to the updated files.