Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages in your site and alter it by just modifying one text file. You can also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will also be much easier to update this content as compared to updating every static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting packages that we offer you and enable it individually for each domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all of the features that our services feature. In case you have currently built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.