Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from one file is incorporated in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your website includes ten pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall help you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages we offer and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the features that our services incorporate. If you have currently built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.