Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different webpages in your site and adjust it simply by modifying just one text file. You can also add the output of different scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show up on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and giving it a far more professional visual appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content as compared to editing each static web 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 need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the Linux shared hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned must be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support team will also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all of the files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.