Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow 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 pages on your website and modify it by just modifying just one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a far more professional look and feel. It will likewise be simpler to update this content as compared to editing every static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting plans that we offer and activate it separately for each domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, as you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all of the capabilities that our solutions include. If you have already built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.