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I have the following problem - after moving to a new platform PHP files aren't found unless URL contains their extension. So, if /var/www contains file problem.php, the URL http://localhost/problem.php displays correctly, but http://localhost/problem does not. I have tried the following:

  • Checked if MultiViews are enabled in the configuration file:

    <Directory /var/www/>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        allow from all
  • Checked if mod_negotiation is loaded via phpinfo():

Loaded Modules: core mod_log_config mod_logio mod_version prefork http_core mod_so mod_alias mod_auth_basic mod_authn_file mod_authz_default mod_authz_groupfile mod_authz_host mod_authz_user mod_autoindex mod_cgi mod_deflate mod_dir mod_env mod_mime mod_negotiation mod_php5 mod_reqtimeout mod_rewrite mod_setenvif mod_status

  • Just in case the above was a stress-induced hallucination, tried loading the mod_negotiation2 and restarting the server:

    leviathan www # a2enmod negotiation
    Module negotiation already enabled
    leviathan www # service apache2 restart
      Restarting web server apache2                                                                                             apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName
     ... waiting apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName
                                                                                                                          [ OK ]
    leviathan www # 
  • Made sure .htaccess isn't causing this by testing in a directory without .htaccess file.

But all for naught, and I still get 404 errors, and I completely fail to understand why. What am I doing wrong? My platform is Linux Mint 14.

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I found a solution. Add the following line into the /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/mime.conf:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml .html .htm

Then restart apache with:

# service apache2 restart

And it's done. I suppose it's a bug in Linux Mint's configuration.

Source: "Serving pages without PHP file extension [apache]" thread on forum

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