Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to numerous web pages in your website and modify it by simply updating just one text file. You can additionally add the output of various scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This shall allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will also be easier 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 website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Since our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to utilize this function with all of the cloud website hosting packages we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your site, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.