Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to numerous pages in your site and modify it simply by updating one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of different scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and creating a far more professional overall look. It will be easier to update this content when compared with updating each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared hosting which you select, it will be easy to make use of this function making your website much more dynamic. All that you will need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and after that include a couple of lines of code in it. You simply won't need any coding skills though, as you're able to just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any specific site. You just have to modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan from us. When you choose to enable this feature, you need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous experience with this kind of things. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of the pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all of the links on your site, so that they lead to the updated files.