PHP is a server-parsed language.  You need to add the right directives to
your httpd.conf file in the global config section.  They should be something
*like* the following:

  AddType application/x-httpd-php .php4 .php3 .phtml .php
  AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps

You may also need to add them to the individual VHost.  Depends on your
setup (for instance, Cobalt systems are backward and require them in the
VHost, not the global config).

If you don't add this as a server-parsed type, it will process it as just
text - like it us doing for you now.


"J W W L Berg" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Hi all
> Sorry about what is probably a total dickhead about to enter your midst,
> but I've never installed php or seen it much at all before but am trying
> do it now.
> Using RH 7.1 and Apache 1.3.19
> Want to install php4 and mysql combo and totally ignorant.
> Installed php rpm.
> Restarted apache in case that was needed.
> made hello.php  and pointed browser at it.
> Got the text, rather than executing it.
> Can I surmise that apache isn't set up properly, and if so, could someone
> please point me towards relevant assistance. Got really confused with the
> "manual", etc. Not that bright I suppose ;-)
> Thanks in advance
> Warwick

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