Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you can add any kind of content to various pages in your site and adjust it by just updating just one text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a much more professional overall look. It will be much easier to update this content when compared with updating every static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages we provide and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all features that our services feature. If you have already built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you choose to activate this feature, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge about such matters. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all of web pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all of the links on your website, in order that they lead to the updated files.