Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different web pages in your site and change it just by editing a single text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your website. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison to editing each static web page one by one. If you would like 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 Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages we offer and activate it independently for every single domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding capabilities to benefit from all functions that our services incorporate. In case you have already built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled without any problem with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the entire process will take you under a minute and only a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall use 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 represent the changes in the file extensions.