Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source within a website. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is included in a second one, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your website is comprised of ten web pages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all five webpages, which shall enable you to revise your website much easier than if you had to update part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of basic 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 works by using SSI should 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 you and enable it independently for every single domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, as you do not need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all features that our solutions contain. If you have currently built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.