Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of 10 webpages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which shall help you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting packages that we offer and activate it individually for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the features that our services include. If you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.