Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to various pages in your website and change it just by editing a single text file. You're able to additionally add the output of distinctive scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show up on your site. This shall let you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a professional overall appearance. It will be simpler to update this content in comparison with updating each static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting packages we provide and activate it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to benefit from all characteristics that our solutions have. If you have currently built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.