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Options +Includes — what is it ?

What is the option seen as Options +Includes ??

SSI (Server Side Includes) are directives that are placed in HTML pages, and evaluated on the
server while the pages are being served. They let you add dynamically generated content to an existing HTML page, without having to serve the entire page via a CGI program, or other dynamic technology.

The decision of when to use SSI, and when to have your page entirely generated by some program, is usually a matter of how much of the page is static, and how much needs to be recalculated every time the page is served.

SSI is a great way to add small pieces of information, such as the current time.

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