Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you can add any kind of content to few different web pages in your website and alter it by simply modifying one text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of different scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a more professional look and feel. It will also be simpler to revise this content compared to updating each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting plans that we offer you and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy it, as you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services incorporate. In case you have by now built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be activated in no time with every single semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the whole process will take you just one minute and simply a few clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that will be to double-check if all pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update the links to different web pages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.