Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to numerous webpages on your site and modify it simply by updating an individual text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will be much easier to update this content in comparison to editing each static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All of the website hosting plans that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the right files.