Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add some content to various web pages on your website and adjust it just by editing a single text file. You're able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional appearance. It will likewise be much easier to update this content compared to editing each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the shared website hosting you choose, you will be able to use this function making your website more dynamic. Everything you need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then add a few lines of code inside. You won't require any coding skills though, as you're able to just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any specified website. You need to simply change the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the website are accurate.