I have Xampp on Ubuntu 11.04. .php files are downloaded instead of parsed by Apache! How do I get Apache to parse them?

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    Have you installed libapache2-mod-php5? – Achu Jul 10 '11 at 14:18
  • As a note, you really shouldn't use Xampp on Ubuntu; it's unnecessary and it often causes problems. Just install the packages you need. This isn't Windows where setting up a development server is complicated. – Scott Severance Oct 1 '12 at 2:40
  • This has a reasonable, +6 answer. It's not abandoned and there's no reason to think this is a rare problem or one that is limited in time. Let's reopen this. – Eliah Kagan Apr 13 '13 at 8:55


sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5
sudo a2enmod php5
sudo service apache2 restart

Post back any terminal errors.

If your using Firefox, you may have to clear your cache as well.


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