FIX :: .inc include files not loading in ASP .NET website

Sometimes, your website doesn't load .inc files like footer.inc of your ASP .net website.The .inc is a part of #include directive used to create functions, footer, or element which is reused on multiple pages on your website.

It is necessary to add ServerSideInclude IIS handler mapping so that .inc files can load properly on website elements like header and footer.

Please following the below steps to add ServerSideInclude IIS handler mapping at IIS:

  1. Login into your windows server via RDP.
  2. Open IIS Manager and browse to your website.
  3. Click on Handler Mappings.
    http handler mapping

  4. There will be action bar at the top right corner.Click on Add Module Mapping.
  5. set following parameters and click OK.

    Request Path = *.htm
    Module = ServerSideIncludeModule
    Name = SSI-htm
    add handler in IIS

  6. Click OK.
Once the above handler mapping is added, the server will start serving include files .inc and header, footer elements will look properly.
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