Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add any kind of content to various webpages in your site and alter it by just updating one text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content compared to editing every static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our custom made cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to utilize this feature with the cloud hosting packages that we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this feature for your site, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the up-to-date names.