Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages in your website and adjust it by simply modifying a single text file. You're able to additionally add the output of different scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a far 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 would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to utilize this feature with all of the hosting plans that we offer you and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to be a programmer for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.