Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different pages in your site and modify it by simply editing a single text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of different scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This will help you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and giving it a professional look and feel. It will also be quicker to revise this content when compared with editing each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared hosting that you choose, it's possible to use this function and make your site much more dynamic. All you will have to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code inside. You simply won't need any coding skills however, as you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any given site. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are correct.