Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to a few different web pages on your site and change it by simply modifying one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show on your site. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and giving it a more professional visual appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content when compared with updating every static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting plans that we provide and activate it individually for every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, as you don't need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our solutions come with. If you have by now built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan through us. When you decide to enable this function, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge of such things. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all of webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all of the links in your site, to ensure that they lead to the renamed files.