Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add any kind of content to few different web pages in your website and change it by just editing one text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file display on your website. This shall allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and creating a more professional appearance. It will likewise be easier to update this content in comparison to updating every static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting packages we offer and enable it separately for every single domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which 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 area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding expertise to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services include. If you have currently built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.