Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to few different webpages on your site and modify it by just editing one text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a much more professional appearance. It will be simpler to revise this content compared to editing each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the shared website hosting you choose, you'll be able to make use of this function and make your website much more dynamic. Everything you must do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a number of lines of code inside it. You will not require any coding skills though, since you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a specific website. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the site are accurate.