Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add any kind of content to few different pages in your site and adjust it by just modifying a single text file. You'll be able to also incorporate the output of different scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This shall help you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and creating a far more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be easier to update this content in comparison to editing every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All of the Linux shared web hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and entering several lines of code within it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.