Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add any kind of content to few different web pages on your website and adjust it simply by editing a single text file. You are able to also add the output of different scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional look and feel. It will likewise be quicker to update this content in comparison with updating each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages that we offer and enable it individually for each and every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, as you do not need any programming knowledge to benefit from all of the functions that our solutions contain. In case you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. If you decide to activate this function, you must make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with these types of matters. The only 2 things you should deal with are renaming all of pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links in your website, so that they point to the updated files.