Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you can add some content to numerous pages on your website and alter it by simply updating one text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show up on your site. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will be simpler to update this content when compared with updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer and enable it independently for each and every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, as you do not need any programming skills to benefit from all features that our solutions contain. In case you have by now built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled with no trouble with each and every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the entire process is going to take you under a minute and only several clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that will be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to edit the links to different web pages on your site, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.