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PHP pages download or display the source

Why do my PHP pages download or display the source, rather than executing the PHP code?

If you’re seeing this issue, it’s likely that a newly installed PHP version setup some Apache configuration options that’s overriding your Virtualmin PHP settings.

It’s a simple fix though, you just need to find the offending configuration and comment it out. The configuration to look for are “SetHandler” lines — those can be found using the following:

On CentOS

find /etc/httpd -type f | xargs grep -i sethandler

On Ubuntu/Debian

find /etc/apache2 -type f | xargs grep -i sethandler

Look for any lines like the following:

SetHandler application/x-httpd-php

Note : There could be more than one — comment them all out, and then restart Apache.

And then comment that out, and restart Apache using the command service httpd restart on CentOS or service apache2 restart on Ubuntu/Debian.

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