Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add any kind of content to few different pages in your website and modify it by simply editing a single text file. You can also add the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show up on your website. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional overall look. It will be much easier to update this content in comparison to updating each static 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 should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so regardless of the web hosting you select, it will be easy to utilize this function and make your site more dynamic. All that you have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any specific website. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these web pages on the website are accurate.