Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add some content to few different webpages on your site and adjust it simply by updating just one text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and giving it a far more professional appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison to editing each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting packages we offer you and enable it individually for every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which needs to 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 find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the features that our solutions come with. If you have by now built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you must ensure 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

It shall not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you choose to enable this feature, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge of these types of matters. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all of pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date every one of the links in your website, in order that they lead to the renamed files.