Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you can add any kind of content to a few different pages on your site and adjust it by simply modifying one text file. You can furthermore add the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show up on your website. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and creating a much more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be quicker to update this content in comparison to updating each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All Linux web hosting packages that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding some lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be within the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can also get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the right files.