Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages on your site and adjust it simply by editing just one text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your website. This will help you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional appearance. It will be easier to update this content when compared with updating each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans we provide and enable it independently for every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all functions that our solutions contain. In case you have already built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.