Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add some content to various pages in your website and alter it just by updating one text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This will allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will likewise be quicker to update this content in comparison to editing each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All Linux shared packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding some lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding experience. The 24/7 technical support team will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not confident how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.