The usual way of parsing
.html files as PHP is to add either the first (PHP as an Apache module) or both (PHP as CGI) of the following lines to an
AddType application/x-httpd-php .html .htm AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .html .htm
Sometimes that needs to be
x-http-php5, depending on the host:
AddType application/x-httpd-php5 .html .htm AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .html .htm
However, I am now on a new host and no permeation of those lines work. In all cases the raw file is being sent to the browser, and
wget shows that
x-httpd-php is being presented as the Content-Type!
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:16:40 GMT Server: Apache Last-Modified: Tue, 07 Aug 2012 07:46:44 GMT ETag: "862239-14-4c6a83216c100" Accept-Ranges: bytes Content-Length: 20 X-Powered-By: PleskLin Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=100 Connection: Keep-Alive Content-Type: application/x-httpd-php Length: 20 [application/x-httpd-php] Remote file exists.
Length: 20 is exactly the length of
<?php phpinfo(); ?>, and that is what it is serving. I have confirmed that PHP is running as a module with the terrific tip in this SO answer. I have spoken with the maintainer of the server (an associate, so even if I switch hosts I would still like to help him resolve the issue) and he does not know what the issue or correct configuration is. The server is running Plesk on a Debian-based distro, if that matters at all.