Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to few different web pages on your site and modify it just by modifying just one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of various scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This will enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a far more professional appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content as compared to updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages we offer and activate it separately for every single domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, as you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions contain. If you have by now built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.