Okay, new here but have been using PHP for several years. This is a new one for me. I just reinstalled WAMP 64 vers 126.96.36.199 w/ SQL and PHP 7.3.12. I have 2 ‘websites’ on my PC localhost server - one executes the PHP perfectly. The other only downloads the code as a file. I’ve had several websites within WAMP and never had this issue. The PHP code works properly in one website, but downloads on the other. Help!
Have you got a .htaccess file on the website that is downloading?
Thanks. Nothing in the .htaccess file. BUT, I have discovered if I use .php3 extension on my PC, the code will run, but when I send it to the webserver, it fails and downloads and even questions if I want it to download as it might be risky. The .php code will run on the webserver. Hm? I certainly don’t want to write the code as .php3 to work on it and then have to rename everything to .php before I upload it to the live server.
To try and get my head around it:-
Is your directory structure like this:-
And when you go to
127.0.0.1/website1 it executes
But when you go to
127.0.0.1/website2 it downloads
Yup, you got it right. Weird, right? c:\wamp\www\site1 - works; c:\wamp\www\site2 - downloads. On site2 all html works, just the php code downloads.
Maybe I should clarify - if the extension is php, it downloads; if it is htm or html, it executes on site2. Everything works on site1.
Sorry for the late reply, , When you say there is nothing in htaccess do you mean its a blank page or is there a line with “AddHandler .php7”
This is what is inside .htaccess for the site that is wonky - .htaccess for the working site has all my hidden directories info only. I really appreciate the help - I’m struggling forward right now using whatever to get the code written and at least tested before editing it for the live server.
php – BEGIN cPanel-generated handler, do not edit
Set the â€œea-php73â€ package as the default â€œPHPâ€ programming language.
AddHandler application/x-httpd-ea-php73 .php .php7 .phtml
php – END cPanel-generated handler, do not edit
Well, what I posted looks crappy. Each line is preceded by a # which means it is ‘rem’ not to be executed - right? I attempted to remove all the code and try - no difference.
Okay, I just deleted “.htaccess” and created a new file “.htaccess” Hm? Everything seems to work now. I really appreciate your input and assistance. Still not sure what the issue was, but things are working. Again, thanks a million for the help.