Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add some content to numerous webpages on your site and adjust it just by modifying just one text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and creating a far more professional overall appearance. It will also be easier to revise this content in comparison with updating every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, 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 plans we offer and enable it independently for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all functions that our services contain. If you have by now built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.