Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source in a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website is comprised of ten pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall enable you to revise your site much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all hosting plans we offer you and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. You can do this by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, as you don't need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all of the features that our services have. If you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.