Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add some content to few different web pages on your website and alter it by just modifying a single text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This shall let you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a professional look and feel. It will also be much easier to revise this content compared to updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting plans that we provide and activate it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all characteristics that our solutions include. If you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the entire process is going to take you less than a minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different web pages on your site, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.