Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add some content to various pages on your site and modify it just by updating one text file. You're able to additionally add the output of different scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your website. This will help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and giving it a much more professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content in comparison to updating each static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the cloud service that you pick, you'll be able to make use of this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You simply will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any specified website. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the site are appropriate.