Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to various pages in your site and modify it just by editing one text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of different scripts so that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show on your website. This will allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a much more professional overall appearance. It will also be simpler to revise this content when compared with editing each static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared web hosting plans that we offer and enable it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to 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 can see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions come with. In case you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.