I have gone through this article a dozen (literally) times and all of the suggestions in this discussion and *still* cannot get the .shtml to work properly.
If I target it specifically, it works, so I know that it is able to process SSI (correct?). The problem is, when I swap out the .html with the modified .shtml, I get the default Apache page with the "Not seeing the page you expected..." message.
What gives? I have dumped my cache (it is set to never cache and has 0MB assigned to the file). I have stopped and started Apache. I have made sure that I was adding 'Include' to the proper directory. I even went in to DirectoryIndex and added 'index.shtml' before 'index.html'! I really do not know where to go from here.
I have gone so far as to try editing the ...conf.default page; add 'Includes' to my user file; and any other outside option I ran across. I know this should not be as difficult as it is, but for whatever reason it is.
I am brand new to doing any of this, but what could I be missing? I even tested the .conf for errors and got the 'Syntax ok' approval.
Please offer any suggestion you may have. I will greatly and definitely appreciate them.