Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you can add any kind of content to numerous pages on your website and change it simply by editing one text file. You are able to also incorporate the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content when compared with editing every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages that we offer you and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, as you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the features that our solutions include. In case you have already built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.