Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add any kind of content to various pages on your website and change it by simply editing a single text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This shall help you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional visual appearance. It will also be simpler to update this content compared to updating each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this feature with all of the web hosting plans we offer and add in dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to turn into a coder for that because the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your website, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.