Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website comprises of ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall enable you to update your website much easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 web 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 shown on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting packages we offer you and activate it separately for each domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned 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 section, so you can simply just copy it, since you don't need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our solutions come with. If you have currently built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.