Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to a few different pages in your website and modify it by just modifying an individual text file. You're able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional overall look. It will also be much easier to update this content in comparison to updating 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 Cloud Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this function with any of the cloud web hosting packages we offer you and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't have to turn into a programmer for that as the required code can be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this function for your site, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the modified names.