Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to various webpages on your site and change it by simply updating a single text file. You're able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your website. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be simpler to revise this content when compared with updating every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this feature with any of the hosting packages that we offer and add dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to be a programmer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your website, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the modified names.