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Old 13th February 2006, 06:21
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Default SSI with Apache2 on Debian

I have several .shtml pages that I have moved from Apache2 on Windows to Apache2 on Debian that are not loading. I can visit the individual pages that are included on the index page and they load normally -- they just do get included.

With Apache2 on Windows I configured SSI using the "httpd.conf" file just as in Apache1. On Debian it appears Apache is configured with the config "apache2.conf" instead of "httpd.conf" -- there is no apache2.conf on my Windows machine.

Furthermore, it appears Apache2 is automatically configured to parse .shtml files. According to information found on the Apache2 documentation site to enable SSI I have to use the httpd.conf or .htaccess files:

"To permit SSI on your server, you must have the following directive either in your httpd.conf file, or in a .htaccess file: Options +Includes"

Yet, according to the comments in the /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file this is only meant for backward compatibility:
# This is here for backwards compatability reasons and to support

And according to the Apache2 documentation you should never use .htaccess:

"In general, you should never use .htaccess files unless you don't have access to the main server configuration file."

So, what am I supposed to do? Should I edit the httpd.conf? Use .htaccess? I would like to configure this the recommended way but, the documentation appears to contradict itself.

Thanks in advance,
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