Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to a few different pages on your site and modify it by just editing just one text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file appear on your site. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will be easier to update this content compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud web hosting plan which you choose, it will be easy to make use of this function and make your website much more dynamic. Everything you have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside it. You simply won't need any coding skills though, as you're able simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any specific website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are correct.