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. By doing this, you're able to add any kind of content to a few different webpages in your website and modify it by just editing a single text file. You're able to additionally add the output of different scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and giving it a more professional look and feel. It will be easier to revise this content as compared to updating every static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web 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 progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you pick, you'll be able to use this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you must do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code inside. You won't need any coding skills though, as you're able to simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any specified website. You need to simply change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those webpages on the site are appropriate.