View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't open PHP files in Firefox (Apache installed)

October 10th, 2008, 05:04 PM
I've got the entire LAMP configuration installed, and this used to work. Apparently it doesn't anymore.

I threw my project in /var/www/folder-name, and the permissions should be set correctly (I made everything in there, including the folder, 777 to check).

I navigate to localhost, and I see "Index of /" with "Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) Server at localhost Port 80" along the bottom. I see the folder. When I click on the folder, Firefox pops up with:

You have chosen to open:

which is a PHTML file.
What would you like to do?

(yeah, the name is blank)

If I navigate directly to localhost/folder-name/index.php, it gives me a similar message:

You have chosen to open:
which is a PHP file.

I restarted Apache (sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart) and it seems to be working fine (otherwise it wouldn't even give me the index page, right?).

What else should I check to see if everything is working properly?

October 10th, 2008, 05:29 PM
Did you try clearing your browser cache after restarting apache? I doubt it will make a difference but worth a try. I have seen someone say this fixed there problem with this before.

October 10th, 2008, 06:00 PM
look like your Apache doesn't know how to handle .php file. You can try to reinstall libapache2-mod-php5 package again, see if it can reset the configuration of Apache.

The permission seems to be OK.

October 10th, 2008, 06:20 PM
I had once this problem too and after I restarted apache everything works like a charm.

May 28th, 2009, 05:51 PM
Clearing the cache worked for me. I had messed with my php.ini file in lampp, and then had this problem with opening a phtml file. Neither restarting lampp nor rebooting helped. Clearing Firefox's cache did the trick.

October 6th, 2010, 02:13 PM
Wow, this is weird, but its true. Restarting the cache in firefox did the trick for me. Glad i found this post or im sure i would have stayed up trying to fix this one. :P