Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to a few different webpages in your site and alter it by just updating one text file. You can furthermore add the output of different scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This shall enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a far more professional look and feel. It will also be easier to update this content in comparison with updating every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud web hosting package which you select, you'll be able to use this function and make your site more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code inside it. You will not require any coding skills though, since you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specified website. You just need to customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.