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AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType text/html .php

After adding the above two statements,apache can server php requests.

But the actual executable to interpret PHP script should be php.exe,so Apache can convert application/x-httpd-php to php.exe?

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Apache probably doesn't run php.exe directly, but instead loads a cgi script. If you search around in your configuration files, you might see a line that reads something like:

Action application/x-httpd-php modules/libphp5.so

The Action directive allows that script to be loaded by referring to the MIME type. You can read more about it in Apache's Module mod_actions page.

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