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PHP Coding Academy Project 2

Postby Crispy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:44 pm


I am working my way through Project2 and I can't seem to get it to display the php file in Firefox. All I get is it asking where to save the .php file.

If I run http://localhost/, i get a message saying "It Works!" but that there are no files eventhough I have copied project2.php into /var/www

Do I need to tell Apache to accept php? I have installed all the packages given in the introduction so do not understand whats gone wrong?

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Postby Ram » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:35 pm

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as http://localhost/ will only load the default index file, hence the reason you see it works.

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Postby Crispy » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:00 pm

I tried that but all I got was Firefox asking where to save the file. I managed to find the solution though on here ... Apache%202

All I had to do was restart the service using

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

and it now works.
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Postby Hudzilla » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:26 pm


Yes, restarting Apache is the correct solution. I think in the mini-book I just tell people to restart their whole computer, because it saves having to explain the various different ways of restarting services on Linux :)

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