Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you are able to add some content to few different pages in your site and adjust it by just updating just one text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file display on your site. This shall help you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and creating a professional visual appearance. It will be quicker to update this content in comparison to editing every static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the cloud web hosting plan which you select, it's possible to use this function making your site much more dynamic. All you need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code in it. You will not require any coding skills though, as you're able simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any specific website. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are correct.