Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add any kind of content to few different pages on your site and alter it just by modifying an individual text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional overall look. It will also be much easier to update this content compared to updating each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the web hosting which you choose, it will be possible to use this function and make your site more dynamic. Everything you have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You'll not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any specified website. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the site are appropriate.