Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you're able to add some content to numerous pages in your website and alter it by just updating a single text file. You'll be able to also add the output of different scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This shall allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your visitors and creating a more professional overall look. It will likewise be much easier to update this content as compared to updating each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the shared website hosting which you pick, it will be possible to use this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. All that you must do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code in it. You simply will not need any coding skills though, as you're able just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a given site. You need to simply change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the website are accurate.