Solved

Cant get PHP files in Apache2 to run, get download page.

Posted on 2009-07-01
13
349 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Hi there, been having some problems with a new install of Ubuntu 8.10 server. Basically, It was running but wouldnt report any error messages, just showing me blank pages, however simple pages without errors ran fine. So I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Apache and PHP5 and now when I run a php file i get the file download dialog in the browser. Ive tried adding the application mime type in apache2.conf but doesnt seem to want to work. Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:Slimshaneey
13 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:fmarzocca
ID: 24753952
try from a terminal:

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:shobinsun
shobinsun earned 50 total points
ID: 24754009
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:Michael W
Michael W earned 50 total points
ID: 24754013
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:Slimshaneey
ID: 24754056
Followed those, still getting the download pop up. Have been completely uninstalling before each try and still not working.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:fmarzocca
ID: 24754080
You need to clean up your system and install a lamp-server as per ubuntu standard procedure:

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

This will provide all configurations needed.
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:Slimshaneey
ID: 24754121
tried sudo apt-get install lamp-server^,
Didnt work :-(
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:fmarzocca
ID: 24754145
Can't help.
On a clean system, that command installs and configures a perfect lamp server. It is easier to clean your system and reinstall it, than trying to trick the whole configuration.
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:Slimshaneey
ID: 24754154
How do I "clean my system"?
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
fmarzocca earned 400 total points
ID: 24754204
sudo apt-get purge apache2
sudo apt-get purge php5
sudo apt-get purge mysql-server
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge
sudo apt-get install lamp-server^
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:Slimshaneey
ID: 24754405
Still didnt work... :-(
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:Slimshaneey
ID: 24754595
OK, got it working. Here is what I did.

sudo aptitude purge apache2 apache2-mpm-prefork apache2-utils apache2.2-common libapache2-mod-php5 libapr1 libaprutil1 libdbd-mysql-perl libdbi-perl libmysqlclient15off libnet-daemon-perl libplrpc-perl libpq5 mysql-client-5.0 mysql-common mysql-server mysql-server-5.0 php5-common php5-mysql

This got rid of everything related to the lamp stack off the box.

Then I ran

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge

to get rid of any left overs or orphaned dependencies.

Then I ran

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

Works fine now lol

Many thanks for the help though. If no one has any objections I will share out the points, majority to fmarzocca for help and patience?
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:fmarzocca
ID: 24754736
Glad to read you have fixed! That was exactly what I was meaning with my post ID: 24754080
      
0
 
LVL 11

Author Closing Comment

by:Slimshaneey
ID: 31598753
Many thanks for your help and patience guys!
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
bash_profile contents & MacPorts - Need To Be Changed 4 73
Change local server setting in php 6 87
Linux operating system 12 81
Stream live video from Raspberry Pi camera 22 149
It is possible to boost certain documents at query time in Solr. Query time boosting can be a powerful resource for finding the most relevant and "best" content. Of course the more information you index, the more fields you will be able to use for y…
The purpose of this article is to show how we can create Linux Mint virtual machine using Oracle Virtual Box. To install Linux Mint we have to download the ISO file from its website i.e. http://www.linuxmint.com. Once you open the link you will see …
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now