Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add some content to numerous web pages on your site and alter it simply by updating just one text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of different scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a professional overall look. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content as compared to editing each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting plans that we offer you and enable it individually for each and every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, since you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all of the characteristics that our solutions contain. If you have already built your website and you would like 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 website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.