Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to various webpages in your website and adjust it just by editing a single text file. You are able to additionally add the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and giving it a more professional look and feel. It will likewise be quicker to update this content compared to editing every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All of the Linux website hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the right files.