apache not correctly running php scripts

Marc Deslauriers marcdeslauriers at videotron.ca
Wed Oct 20 22:42:53 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 22:29 +0100, Jacob Mansfield wrote:
> I am trying to install squirrelmail onto my new mail server, however
> it appears that Apache is not running the server-side php scripts as
> when I try to open the squirrelmail page FireFox reports that the file
> will be downloaded as it's mime type is application/x-httpd-suphp if i
> open the downloaded file I can see that none of the php has been
> phrased is is clearly visible, which it should not be. I'd like some
> help on this one as I'm a web developer not a mail server admin

I've seen this happen before if php was installed after, or at the same
time as Apache. You need to restart the apache server for it to start
serving php pages.

Once you visit it with firefox once, it's now in firefox's cache, so it
will always offer you to download that page from now on, even if you
restarted your apache server. You might need to completely clear out
firefox's cache, or try from a different computer.


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