Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add some content to a few different webpages on your site and change it simply by updating just one text file. You are able to also incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file show up on your website. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a more professional appearance. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content compared to updating every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this feature with the shared web hosting plans that we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to be a developer for that since the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this function for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the up to date names.