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For some reason, no matter what page I try to open (.php, .html, .html, etc) my server trys to save it, rather than displaying the page. However, I do get the "It Works!" page for the main domain, it's only when I try to display a page on a sub-directory that it fails.

I researched the problem, and I placed a .htaccess file in the directory of the pages that I'm attempting open with the code:

AddType application/x-httpd-php5 .php .html .htm
AddHandler applicaton/x-httpd-php5 .php .htm .html .my

I'm running the latest version of apache and php5 which is installed as the "php5" module.

Any help?

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It would help if you could post your httpd configuration. – Jenny D Dec 23 '13 at 6:52


AddHandler php5-script .php
AddType text/html .php
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That didn't seem to help. Just to be sure, the .htaccess file goes in the same subfolder as index.html? I was never really sure whether I got the .htaccess system setup properly. – GuyNoir Oct 11 '10 at 0:58
Yeah it goes in the root of your site, but try what i suggested in the apache config, oh and is this CentOS or Debian or ...? – Geraint Jones Oct 11 '10 at 1:01
It's Ubuntu, and I'll try it in the config. – GuyNoir Oct 11 '10 at 1:18
try this :… – Geraint Jones Oct 11 '10 at 1:20
Still not working. I think it's a problem with my apache configurationas I'm getting "VirtualHost :80 -- mixing * ports and non- ports with a NameVirtualHost address is not supported, proceeding with undefined results" errors on restart. – GuyNoir Oct 17 '10 at 2:17

This problem was caused for me because mod_php isn't multithreaded, so I suddenly had lots of PHP problems when I turned on the multithreaded mod_spdy.

I fixed it by following Google's recommended fix: disable mod_php and use mod_fcgid instead.

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