Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to various web pages on your site and alter it simply by updating an individual text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content when compared with editing each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux hosting plan that you pick, you'll be able to make use of this function making your website more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code inside. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any specific website. You just need to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the site are appropriate.