Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to include 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 webpages on your website and modify it simply by modifying just one text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This shall let you add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and creating a more professional look and feel. It will also be quicker to revise this content in comparison to editing each static web page one at a time. If you would like 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 Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux website hosting package that you pick, it's possible to make use of this feature making your site more dynamic. Everything you will have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code in it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any specified site. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these pages on the site are correct.