Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to various webpages on your site and modify it simply by updating just one text file. You can also add the output of different scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file appear on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be easier to update this content when compared with editing every static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans we offer you and activate it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, as you do not need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions come with. In case you have by now built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.