Enabling Server Side Includes (SSI)

Hi, can someone tell me how can I set up SSI includes on my dreamhost account. I have used SSI’s on IIS but for the life of me I can not find any option in the control panel to enable them. I thought they might be enabled by default and tried to test them but they are not working.
thanks in advance for all the help

It’s automatically setup for .shtml files. You can add them to .html files by adding this to your .htaccess file:
AddHandler server-parsed .html

It’s recommended to use .shtml for SSI files to avoid unnecessary parsing by Apache on plain .html files.

yerba# rm -rf /etc