Execute .php3 Files Under PHP4 / PHP5 Installed On Linux Server

by on March 31, 2006 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED April 28, 2010

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PHP4 or PHP5 do not have any problem to execute php3 files. The only problem is you need to force PHP4 or PHP5 to understand .php3 file extension as a php script.

Most modern Linux/BSD/UNOX system comes with PHP4 (and now PHP5). They can execute .PHP3 files without any problem.

Open you httpd.conf file and look for PHP4 configuration directive:
vi httpd.conf
Once located add the following line to it:
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php3
Above line will make your server execute .php3 scripts as PHP scripts. Restart apahce to take effect:
# service httpd restart

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1 pharaoh May 15, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Thanks for the tip, it really helped.

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2 Anirudh April 28, 2010 at 10:51 am

Thanks a ton. helped me out a lot.

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