Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to few different webpages in your website and alter it just by modifying one text file. You'll be able to also incorporate the output of different scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison with updating each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to implement this function with all of the cloud web hosting packages that we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a coder for that since the required code may be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your site, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the updated names.