Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to numerous web pages on your site and modify it simply by updating just one text file. You can also add the output of different scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file appear on your site. This shall enable you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and creating a professional visual appearance. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content as compared to updating each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to use this function with all of the website hosting packages that we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a coder for that as the required code may be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this function for your website, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the updated names.