Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you can add some content to a few different webpages on your site and change it just by updating a single text file. You are able to additionally add the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will be simpler to update this content in comparison to editing every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to utilize this function with the cloud web hosting packages that we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a coder for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your website, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the current names.