Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a set of directives that will allow you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you're able to add some content to a few different webpages in your site and adjust it by simply updating just one text file. You are able to also add the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file display on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and creating a far more professional visual appearance. It will also be easier to update this content when compared with updating every static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that incorporate the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the Linux cloud hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question must be within the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the correct files.