Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add any kind of content to various web pages in your website and alter it simply by modifying a single text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and giving it a more professional visual appearance. It will be simpler to update this content as compared to editing every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans that we provide and enable it separately for every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, as you do not need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the features that our solutions incorporate. If you have currently built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.