Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to various web pages in your site and modify it by simply modifying just one text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will also be easier to update this content in comparison to editing every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting packages that we offer and activate it separately for every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the capabilities that our solutions come with. In case you have by now built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.