Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add some content to few different web pages on your site and alter it by just editing one text file. You're able to also add the output of various scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show up on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will be easier to revise this content when compared with updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of some file should 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 plans we offer and activate it independently for every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, as you do not need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our solutions include. If you have by now built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.