Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to various pages on your site and adjust it by just modifying an individual text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and creating a more professional appearance. It will be simpler to revise this content in comparison to updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud package you select, it's possible to use this feature making your site much more dynamic. Everything you must do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then add a few lines of code in it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specified site. You just have to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the site are accurate.