Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your website and change it by simply modifying an individual text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional overall look. It will likewise be simpler to update this content as compared to updating each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting plans that we offer and activate it independently for every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions contain. In case you have by now built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you choose to activate this feature, you have to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge of these types of things. The only two things you need to take care of are renaming all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links in your website, to ensure that they point to the renamed files.