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SSI Tutorial - Introduction

The SSI technology enables you to have a web server automatically include information into web pages.

1. Enabling Server Side Includes

Traditionally, web pages required an .shtml extension to take advantage of SSI directives. This still works.

Today, most web servers are set up to have .html files also work with SSI. If not, you can use a .htaccess file.

Simply add the below lines to your .htaccess file.

Options +Includes
AddType text/html .shtml
AddHandler server-parsed .shtml

Accounts hosted by us can handle both extensions.

2. Using Server Side Includes

SSI directives are added to your web pages as if they were regular html code.

If you want to include the current date, you'd include the SSI directive where you want the date to show.

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