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My web site pushes a download of index.html instead of displaying

Posted on 2011-03-20
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When a user visits a site I've put together the site forces a download of the HTML files rather than display them - what's going on?!
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That is usually because the server doesn't have the MIME type for those files.  Which admittedly would be odd but it happens.  What server are you using?
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It's a Linux box with cpanel setup.
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Infact it's only files which have index in the file name and are HTML. For example, index-3.html is affected whilst index-3.php and tester.html are not.
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Do you have an 'htaccess' file that changes or rewrites anything?
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Yes, I did at one point. I've since removed it but I guess it's still cached.
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Try "index-3.htm" and see if that loads.
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