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May 5th, 2010, 06:36 AM
Hi I have apache2 installed along with php5 and mysql5.0

I have installed them by themselves along with just installing the full LAMP install through terminal.

My problem is that I cannot parse php files, it will just download them instead. I did change my apache server to nick/projects (nick is my username)

If i navigate to localhost/index.html it works fine but will not parse the php files I have put there. I also have rails working fine in that folder too using apache2.

May 5th, 2010, 01:06 PM
From the terminal, go to:


Are there these symbolic links two files there:

php5.conf -> ../mods-available/php5.conf
php5.load -> ../mods-available/php5.load

then do

ls -la ../mods-available/php5.*

if the php5 files are there, do:

sudo -s

Type in your sudo admin password.


ln -s ../mods-available/php5.conf
ln -s ../mods-available/php5.load

After that do:

/etc/init.d/apache2 reload

type exit to log out of sudo shell mode.


May 5th, 2010, 01:47 PM
If you installed through apt-get 'sudo a2enmod php5` would enable the modules. Sounds like you installed from source, but just fyi.

May 5th, 2010, 02:34 PM

May 6th, 2010, 05:39 AM
Thanks mysteron that worked.

I had done what ghost ryder said last night an it still didn't work. Not sure if you have to do both or not. (incase anyone else reads this)

May 6th, 2010, 06:27 AM
You should probably mark this thread as solved.


May 6th, 2010, 06:46 AM
an easier way to get a web server with php working is

sudo tasksel lamp

its that easy

May 6th, 2010, 08:12 AM
an easier way to get a web server with php working is

sudo tasksel lampits that easy
Read the second line of his first post. He already tried that.