Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add any kind of content to few different pages on your site and modify it by simply modifying a single text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file display on your site. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional appearance. It will be simpler to update this content compared to editing each static page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud website hosting you pick, it's possible to use this function making your site more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any specific site. You just need to customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the website are correct.