Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you're able to add some content to numerous pages on your website and change it just by updating an individual text file. You can additionally add the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your website. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional appearance. It will be simpler to revise this content as compared to updating each static web page one by one. If you wish 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 featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux hosting package you pick, you'll be able to use this function and make your website more dynamic. Everything you have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and after that include a couple of lines of code inside it. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for a specific site. You just need to modify the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.