Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add some content to various pages in your site and change it just by updating a single text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and creating a far more professional overall look. It will be quicker to revise this content compared to updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to work with this feature with the cloud web hosting packages we offer and bring dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be enabled for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to be a programmer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this function for your site, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the updated names.