Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to a few different web pages on your site and alter it just by updating just one text file. You're able to furthermore add the output of different scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file appear on your website. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will also be easier to update this content as compared to updating every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All shared website hosting plans that 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 creating a blank .htaccess file and entering some lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be inside the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you will get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not confident how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the proper files.