SHTML File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a SHTML file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .SHTML files.

What is a SHTML file?

Files that contain the .shtml file extension are most commonly used for HTML server-side include files, also known as SSI files. The SHTML files are placed within HTML pages and these files allow users to create dynamic content without the need for CGI technology.

The SHTML files are written in the HTML language and are inserted into an HTML website. These files are then processed by a Web server before being displayed on a user's Web browser. The server then adds the information in the file “on the fly” when the user is browsing the site that the file is associated with.

How to open SHTML files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension SHTML for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SHTML openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension SHTML

While we know of one file format using the .SHTML file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SHTML file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of SHTML files. Remember, different programs may use SHTML files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Google ChromeGoogle ChromeUser submitted
OperaOperaUser submitted
Swing BrowserSwing BrowserUser submitted
SafeZoneSafeZoneUser submitted
Comodo DragonComodo DragonUser submitted
ChromiumChromiumUser submitted
CocCocCocCocUser submitted
Baidu BrowserBaidu BrowserUser submitted
CitrioCitrioUser submitted
VosteranVosteranUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SHTML-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with SHTML-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!