Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you're able to add any kind of content to few different pages on your website and adjust it simply by modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate 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 show on your site. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional appearance. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content in comparison with updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to utilize this feature with the web hosting plans we feature and add in dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to be a programmer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help article that we have concerning 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 plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the updated names.