Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add any kind of content to various web pages in your site and change it by just editing one text file. You'll be able to also add the output of distinctive scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show on your website. This will enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and giving it a professional visual appearance. It will also be much easier to revise this content as compared to updating every static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to use this feature with the web hosting packages we offer you and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for each particular domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to become a coder for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this function for your website, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the updated names.