Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you can add some content to few different webpages on your website and adjust it just by modifying just one text file. You'll be able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This will let you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and giving it a far more professional overall look. It will also be simpler to update this content compared to updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting plans we provide and activate it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this with an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all features that our services contain. In case you have by now built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.