Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add some content to few different pages on your site and change it by simply editing just one text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional look and feel. It will also be easier to revise this content when compared with updating each static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the shared hosting plan that you choose, you will be able to make use of this feature and make your website much more dynamic. All that you must do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside. You won't require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any given site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these web pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled effortlessly with every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the entire process shall take you under a minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to edit the links to different web pages on your website, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.