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I have installed ubuntu server on my system, after installation, I also installed lamp server.

However, the problem is : i created a empty folder in var/www, the folder directory is var/www/mobile. I visited the URL localhost/mobile and it was working but the folder was empty. Then I added an HTML file in the mobile directory - var/www/index.html. I used vi var/www/index.html to create the file.

After adding the index.html in var/www . I visited again localhost/mobile but now the computer is treating the directory as a downlodable file. Each time I visit the URL the web-browser is asking me to save the directory. I tried on the iPod and this massage came out " cannot download the file".

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Does it happen on all browsers? You could have a problem with the default MIME type. Let's learn what the browser sees. Install Firefox Web browser, and then the Firefox extension, Live HTTP Headers. Now, what MIME type or Content-Type was sent to the browser? You will see many headers, but the important one now is Content-Type. For XHTML you might see these among others...

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 19:48:00 GMT
Server: Apache/2
Content-Length: 750
Content-Style-Type: text/css
Content-Type: application/xhtml+xml

Now look at your Apache config files, specifically the AddHandler and AddType directives. The default type is text/html. What is your Apache using?

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