Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to various pages on your site and adjust it by just updating an individual text file. You're able to also add the output of distinctive scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This will allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more appealing to your visitors and creating a far more professional appearance. It will also be easier to revise this content as compared to editing every static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All the cloud hosting plans we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.