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Old 03-16-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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php files only being executed in my root directory and nowhere else :(

Hi there,

Did a Slackware 11.0 install today, and I'm having some problems with php. I've managed to get the php module loaded, and I can load the test page when I place it in /var/www/htdocs . However, php in any other folder below that (/var/www/htdocs/whatever) is not executed (I just get to see the php in plain text). What are the possible causes of this? (i.e. which .conf do I need to stare at I suppose? )
Old 03-16-2007, 01:20 PM   #2
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It sounds like a misconfiguration in apache. What do the php relevant sections of /etc/apache/httpd.conf say? I'm not an apache expert, but usually when something works in the webroot and nowhere else, it means that something was set for <Directory "/var/www/htdocs"> but not <Directory "/">.
Old 03-16-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the reply. I didn't want to leave anything to chance, so here's my whole httpd.conf:

To be honest I'm a little out of my depth here - I've done fresh slack installs before but I never remember having to spend more than 2 seconds to get php working usually (just uncomment a few lines!) but that was quite a long time ago, a testament to stability I guess!
Old 03-17-2007, 01:57 AM   #4
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To get php4 and apache1 working you need to:
uncomment the line to enable the mod_php module very near the end of httpd.conf
and add index.php to the list of index files in httpd.conf

you then must restart httpd


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