Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add some content to few different webpages in your site and adjust it just by updating an individual text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show on your website. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional look and feel. It will also be much easier to revise this content in comparison to updating each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All of the shared web hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support team shall also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the proper files.