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I have a dedicated server with cPanel WHM 11.26.8 on it which when I select phpMyAdmin, opens a new window and then tries to download index.php (which is always thankfully empty!). It doesnt happen always, but typically the first time. Doing it again opens the right page.

Why would this be happening and is it likely to cause problems for the php application we're planning to have on our server?

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closed as off-topic by HopelessN00b Jan 13 '15 at 21:14

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See… – danlefree Sep 30 '10 at 12:18
Hi there Danle - its not exactly that case... it happens sporadically, typically the first time I access cPanel/etc. It happens at different places - many times on as well where it prompts me to download iFrame.php or so - its always an empty file though. – siliconpi Oct 6 '10 at 11:14
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about working with a service provider's management interface, such as cPanel. – HopelessN00b Jan 13 '15 at 21:14

If it happens on irrelevant sites you should check the extensions you have installed and disable anything that seems intrusive (maybe some crazy GreaseMonkey script?). If that doesn't help, check the plugins. If that doesn't help, check you PC for malware and/or viruses (although if this was the case you'd have issues with IE too for sure).

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Does it happen in all browsers? If not, try to update/resinstall your browser. If it does, well then you know for sure its the servers fault. In that case see what MIME type is sent to the browser, and/or contact your host.

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Hmm - good point - it happens in FireFox many times (as I use that primarily) and on other sites as well... – siliconpi Oct 12 '10 at 12:59

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