Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add some content to numerous webpages on your website and modify it by simply updating an individual text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of various scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a professional overall look. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison to updating each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this function with the cloud hosting plans we offer you and add dynamic content to your sites with a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, there is no need to become a programmer for that because the required code may be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your site, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the current names.