Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to various webpages on your website and modify it just by editing just one text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content in comparison to updating each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud web hosting packages we offer you and enable it separately for every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, as you don't need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services include. If you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.