Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to numerous webpages in your site and alter it by just updating a single text file. You can furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your site. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a much more professional look and feel. It will be simpler to revise this content compared to updating each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting packages that we provide and activate it separately for every single domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming expertise to benefit from all characteristics that our solutions incorporate. If you have already built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.