I have set a local website from following here,

I have followed everything as it is but when I access my site via Mozilla Browser, it asks me where to download and save instead of displaying the index.php

Any solution?

  • Have you installed both Apache & php?? Remember, php doesn't come packed with apache.. by looking at your question, it seems you don't have `php installed. Can you kindly add more in-detail as to what you've done so far. This will help me to assist you better. :)
    – AzkerM
    Apr 14, 2014 at 14:51
  • Ohhh man! I actually installed OpenStack and it installed Apache and mySQL but not PHP. I now installed and it is working. Thanks a lot
    – Umair Ayub
    Apr 14, 2014 at 15:00
  • Glad I could help you! let me post it as an answer for you. :)
    – AzkerM
    Apr 14, 2014 at 15:01

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By the look of the issue, it seems you've not installed PHP as it denies to view page, and downloads instead.

As I've commented, Apache doesn't come packed with PHP as it is a separate package. Installing php package should simply fix your issue.



sudo apt-get install php5

apache2 doesn't come with php preinstalled. And then restart apache2

sudo service apache2 restart
  • A more complete command is sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5. Installing only the php5 package is not enough, you also need to install the apache php module.
    – Dan
    Apr 17, 2014 at 10:26
  • Oh, did not know that :D Apr 17, 2014 at 10:27

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