Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to few different web pages on your website and modify it by simply editing a single text file. You'll be able to additionally add the output of different scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file appear on your website. This will enable you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content compared to updating each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the shared web hosting which you pick, it will be possible to use this feature making your website more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code inside it. You won't need any coding skills though, since you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for a specific site. You just have to change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are correct.