Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different pages in your site and alter it by simply editing an individual text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your site. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and creating a far more professional overall look. It will also be simpler to update this content in comparison with updating each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all hosting plans we offer you and enable it independently for every single domain or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming expertise to take advantage of all capabilities that our services come with. If you have already built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled effortlessly with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the entire process shall take you less than a minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to update the links to different webpages on your website, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.