Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous pages on your website and modify it by just editing just one text file. You can also add the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This shall help you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content when compared with updating every static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All of the Linux hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned must be within the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can also get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.