Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you can add some content to various webpages on your site and adjust it simply by updating one text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional look and feel. It will also be simpler to revise this content when compared with editing each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux cloud hosting package you choose, you will be able to use this function and make your website much more dynamic. All that you have to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and add a number of lines of code in it. You'll not require any coding skills however, since you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a specified website. You just have to modify the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.