Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to various web pages in your site and adjust it just by editing just one text file. You can also add the output of different scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will be quicker to update this content in comparison with updating every static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the web hosting which you pick, it's possible to make use of this function and make your website a lot more dynamic. All you must do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside it. You won't require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any specified site. You just need to customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the site are appropriate.