Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add some content to various webpages on your site and alter it simply by modifying a single text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file display on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and giving it a much more professional overall look. It will likewise be much easier to update this content when compared with updating every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting plans we offer you and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, as you don't need any coding capabilities to benefit from all of the capabilities that our solutions contain. In case you have by now built your website 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 fix the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you decide to activate this function, you have to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about such things. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all of web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all of the links on your website, so that they point to the renamed files.