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Unable to parse and process php files

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Hello,

Just installed Apache and PHP. Edited the .conf file for the appropariate
addtype lines, and Apache itself is working. However, when I type in the
URL for the test script, the browser behaves as if it is going to download
the file and ask if I want to open, or save it.

Any ideas of why this is happening?

Thanks
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Have you restarted Apache to grant the changes to httpd.conf?

Installing PHP for Apache as module
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now that version 4.1 introduces a safer sapi module, we recommend
that you configure PHP as a module in Apache.

To accomplish this, you have to load the php4apache.dll in your
Apache httpd.conf.

!! NOTE !!
Whereever you load php4apache.dll from, php4apache.dll also
needs the php4ts.dll also included in the PHP4 distribution.
php4apache.dll depends on php4ts.dll which is loaded as soon as
Apache loads php4apache.dll. If php4ts.dll can't be found, you
usually get an error like (also see the "Problems?" section at
the end of the file):

Cannot load c:/php/sapi/php4apache.dll into server

So where does php4ts.dll has to be to be properly loaded ?
php4ts.dll is searched in the following order:

1) in the directory where apache.exe is start from
2) in the directory where php4apache.dll is loaded from
3) in your %SYSTEMROOT%\System32, %SYSTEMROOT%\system and
%SYSTEMROOT% directory.
Note: %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 only applies to Windows NT/2000/XP)
4) in your whole %PATH%

Note: What is %SYSTEMROOT% ? Depending on your Windows
installation this may be for example c:\winnt or C:\windows

Usually you would just copy it over to %SYSTEMROOT%\System32.
But if you want to have multiple PHP installations (for
whatever reason) this is a bad idea. For this circumstance the
safest thing is to let php4ts.dll reside in the same directory
where php4apache.dll is loaded from (see point 2 above).
After you've set up the file layout properly, you're ready to
finally configure Apache to load the PHP4 module. Just add the
following lines to your httpd.conf:

LoadModule php4_module c:/php/sapi/php4apache.dll
AddModule mod_php4.c
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

Note: Especially newer versions of Apache do not need the
AddModule directive anymore, your milage may vary.
Where do I have to put the php.ini ?
The php.ini files is only searched in two places:
1) in your Apache installation directory (e.g. c:\apache\apache)
2) in your %SYSTEMROOT% directory.

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"Titus Cheung" <ti***@ieee.org> wrote in message
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Hello,

Just installed Apache and PHP. Edited the .conf file for the appropariate
addtype lines, and Apache itself is working. However, when I type in the
URL for the test script, the browser behaves as if it is going to download
the file and ask if I want to open, or save it.

Any ideas of why this is happening?

Thanks

Jul 17 '05 #2

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