Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you're able to add any kind of content to few different pages in your site and change it by just modifying an individual text file. You are able to also add the output of distinctive scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content compared to editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to utilize this feature with all of the cloud hosting packages we feature and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a developer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help article we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this feature for your site, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up to date names.