Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your website features 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which will permit you to update your site much easier than if you had to update part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages we offer you and activate it separately for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the capabilities that our solutions contain. If you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.