Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source inside a website. In the most widespread case, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website includes ten webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will help you revise your site much easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All of the shared website hosting plans we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code within it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be in the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support staff shall also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the correct files.