Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to various web pages in your site and alter it by just editing an individual text file. You are able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a professional overall appearance. It will also be easier to update this content in comparison with updating each static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All cloud hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding some lines of code in it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the proper files.