Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most common case, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website has 10 pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all five web pages, which will allow you to revise your site much easier than if you had to change an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that utilizes SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting plans that we offer and activate it separately for every single domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy it, since you don't need any coding knowledge to benefit from all of the characteristics that our services incorporate. In case you have by now built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.