PHP File will not open in browser


Registered User
557 posts

Is a .php file supposed to open in Internet Explorer?

If so, it won't open in mine. It tries to download it as if it were a downloadable file or application. When I tell it to "Save" or 'Open", nothing happens in Exlorer. It refuses to open it. Is there something I have to do do get it to open?? :(


Senior Advisor
13,769 posts

Try Fire Fox.:)
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for use in my job.
http://pestlogbook.com


Registered User
557 posts

Almost worked Eric.
I get this warning:

WordPress requires that your web server is running PHP. Your server does not have PHP installed, or PHP is turned off.


The file I am trying to open is part of Wordpress so that I can put a blog on my site. You have to upload Wordpress to your host server in order to use it., I guess


Senior Advisor
13,769 posts

Do you have CC editor or use note pad.
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for use in my job.
http://pestlogbook.com


Registered User
557 posts

I tried that too. It is all html code. But it must have scripts or something that has you fill in all the necessary info to get it uploaded to your server. It MUST be opened in a browser. I am going to try some other browsers.


Senior Advisor
13,769 posts

I guess you need Apache installed so it can serve it to your browser.

or

Try this
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … ddondetail
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for use in my job.
http://pestlogbook.com


Registered User
557 posts

This is really frustrating. Not one single browser will open a .php file but Wordpress wont' work unless you open the install.php file in your browser. Talk about a Catch-22! :mad::mad:


Guest
5,410 posts

What are you talking about? What browser can't view php files on the server? You ftp all the files to the server and then type the path to the install.php file into the browser.
CoffeeCup... Yeah, they are the best!


Registered User
557 posts

Damn, I read the instructions twice and I still missed the part about uploading the Wordpress files BEFORE you open the install.php file. Back to the drawing board. Thanks Tom.

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