Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different pages on your site and adjust it by simply editing one text file. You can also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and creating a far more professional look and feel. It will likewise be easier to update this content in comparison to editing each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to implement this feature with all of the web hosting packages that we have and bring dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to become a coder for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to use this feature for your website, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up to date names.