Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from a file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your website involves ten pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all hosting plans that we offer and activate it separately for every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, since you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all characteristics that our services include. If you have currently built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.