Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source in a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a single file is incorporated in a different one, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your website comprises of ten pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which will allow you to revise your website much easier than if you had to change an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting plans we offer and enable it independently for every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, as you don't need any programming capabilities to benefit from all characteristics that our solutions incorporate. In case you have by now built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.