Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website features 10 pages, five of them can include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will permit you to update your website much easier than if you had to change part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared web hosting packages that we offer and enable it separately for each and every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services incorporate. If you have currently built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.