Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you're able to add any kind of content to various webpages in your website and adjust it by simply editing just one text file. You can also add the output of various scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content in comparison to editing every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All of the shared website hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and entering several lines of code within it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all your files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.