Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add some content to a few different webpages on your site and adjust it simply by updating a single text file. You can furthermore add the output of various scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a professional look and feel. It will likewise be easier to revise this content when compared with updating every static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the hosting which you choose, it will be easy to use this feature and make your site much more dynamic. Everything you have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside. You won't need any kind of coding skills though, since you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any specific site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the site are accurate.