Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add some content to few different web pages in your site and change it by just updating an individual text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of different scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show on your site. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a professional overall appearance. It will likewise be quicker to update this content compared to updating each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the shared web hosting which you pick, you'll be able to use this function making your site much more dynamic. All you will have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside it. You'll not need any coding skills though, as you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any specified site. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the website are correct.