Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will permit 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 webpages on your website and change it by simply modifying an individual text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and creating a professional appearance. It will also be much easier to update this content as compared to updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting packages that we offer and activate it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding knowledge to benefit from all of the functions that our solutions include. In case you have currently built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.