Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add some content to a few different web pages in your site and alter it just by updating just one text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file display on your site. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will be easier to revise this content compared to editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans that we offer you and enable it individually for every single domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. You can do this with an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, as you don't need any coding skills to benefit from all of the features that our solutions contain. In case you have by now built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.