Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list 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 a few different web pages in your site and adjust it just by modifying a single text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a professional visual appearance. It will be easier to revise this content in comparison with editing each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to work with this function with the hosting packages that we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to become a developer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your site, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.