Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you're able to add some content to a few different webpages in your website and change it by just editing just one text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This shall allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will likewise be easier to update this content compared to editing each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting plans we provide and activate it individually for each and every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. You can do this by using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all functions that our services feature. In case you have already built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. When you choose to activate this function, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with this kind of things. The only 2 things you ought to take care of are renaming all of web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date each of the links on your site, so they point to the renamed files.