If you’re trying to use Apache’s server-side includes for plain HTML document files, the extension should be shtml, ie
The date and time:
Virtual include of URI:
--------------------[/code]On DreamHost servers, HTML documents aren't parsed for includes unless the extension is shtml or if you add a handler for a different extension in an .htaccess file.
Perhaps you can show us a testcase of what you’re trying to do? Have you checked the PHP documentation? Perhaps DreamHost is using a different version or configuration of PHP than the other host? Are you trying to get both Apache and PHP to parse for includes?
PHP include() function documentation
Apache Tutorial: Introduction to Server Side Includes