Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different web pages on your website and alter it just by editing one text file. You're able to also add the output of different scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more appealing to your website visitors and creating a much more professional overall look. It will be much easier to revise this content when compared with updating every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer you and activate it separately for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, since you don't need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our solutions have. If you have already built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.