Apache2 won’t load index.php files

I have also noticed that apache won’t even load HTML files from the root (/var/www) directory. As far as I can see. Apache won’t load any page from the root directory. For example when I give to my browser http://localhost/ firefox will display me a dialog asking me to SAVE a PHTML file.

It seems like there is a problem with the webroot directory in particular. For example if i give http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ firefox will properly display the index.php of phpmyadmin included in this directory. Also if I create a folder in web-root let’s suppose myFolder if I point firefox to http://localhost/myFolder the page will display properly showing the index file no matter if it is html php or any other possible extension. Apache just denies to read ANY index file when given http://localhost/ prompting me to save the phtml file . I have also noticed that if I put an index.php (or any other php file) in the web-root directory and point the browser to http://localhost/anypossiblephpfile.php I will only get a wonderful dialog asking me to save a php file.

What is going on here? I know I am not very smart but I still can’t understand what might be causing the issue. Could it be there file-permission problem? (ok, ok don’t shoot)

ZST, thank you for your reply. I’ve tried what you said and everything looks fine. Just to make you know I have made a clean install from ubuntu’s repos, so there is not any “old” binary or config file.

Could it just be a browser issue?




AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

# Include module configuration:
Include /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/*.load
Include /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/*.conf
<IfModule mod_php5.c>
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml .php3
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps

LoadModule php5_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/libphp5.so

NameVirtualHost *
<VirtualHost *>
ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

DocumentRoot /var/www
<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
<Directory /var/www/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
allow from all
# Uncomment this directive is you want to see apache2’s
# default start page (in /apache2-default) when you go to /
#RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
<Directory “/usr/lib/cgi-bin”>
AllowOverride None
Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log

# Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
# alert, emerg.
LogLevel warn

CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined
ServerSignature On

Alias /doc/ “/usr/share/doc/”
<Directory “/usr/share/doc/”>
Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from ::1/128


2 comments to Apache2 won’t load index.php files

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