[ubuntu-uk] 6.10 Apache2/PHP problem: You have chosen to open [blank] which is a: PHTML file
techie at omlet.co.uk
Wed Feb 7 21:01:53 GMT 2007
Although someone might be able to help you here, I would highly
recommend using an apache / php specific help forum or chatroom.
#apache on the freenode irc network is brilliant for debugging and
decoding error messages.
or a forum for bigger questions is here:
Hope that help,
David M wrote:
> [Apologies if this is a double-post, gmane seemed to hiccup when first
> trying to post..]
> I've just installed Apache 2 and PHP (using the Ubuntu 6.10 packages) on
> my computer to test websites locally.
> Apache seems to work fine, but PHP doesn't. It doesn't seem to make any
> difference whether I install PHP4 (preferred, matches my ISP) or PHP5.
> When I try to open a PHP URL, I get the following error (in Firefox):
> eg, for http://localhost/, where the implied index URL is served via
> You have to chosen to open
> [blank line]
> which is a: PHTML file
> If I explicitly supply the name (index.php) or try to open any other
> named PHP URL, the error is similar, except the blank line is replaced
> by the 'filename', and the final line is:
> "which is a: PHP script" (ie, slightly different)
> Whenever I try to restart Apache2 (using apache2ctl), I also get the
> following error:
> apache2: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name,
> using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName
> I've read the Apache docs about 'ServerName' but I'm not sure where this
> directive should actually *go* (or what form, exactly, it should take
> for this installation).
> So far, I've configured (minimally) my webserver by hacking the
> sites-available/default configuration, which starts with the following:
> NameVirtualHost *
> <VirtualHost *>
> These obviously don't explicitly state the name of the computer, so I'm
> wondering what changes I need to make, if any, and whether this affects
> the PHP problem.
> I did a web search, and this seems to be a problem experienced by
> various other people, but unfortunately there don't seem to be any
> responses stating how to resolve it... :-(
> Thanks for any advice,
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