What are SHTML files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SHTML file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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

We have identified one SHTML opener that is compatible with this specific type of SHTML file.

Programs that open Generic files


Last updated: November 15, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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 ChromeVerified
Swing BrowserSwing BrowserUser submitted
SafeZoneSafeZoneUser submitted
Comodo DragonComodo DragonUser submitted
ChromiumChromiumUser submitted
CocCocCocCocUser submitted
Baidu BrowserBaidu BrowserUser submitted
CitrioCitrioUser submitted
VosteranVosteranUser submitted

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