Fix symlinks/php

Ok, so I did an update and had the messages come up to fix symlinks and php for each domain…I clicked them…now I seem to have a problem with php and was wondering if anybody might know why.

I’m a bit tired, haven’t been getting enough sleep, so please forgive me if I’ve missed something simple.

I have this line in my httpd.conf to be able to do a little embedded php in an existing html file without having to go through and change links everywhere.

AddType application/x-httpd-php .htm .html

It seems, with that line in there, it’s now having me download the files instead of just opening them in the browser. If I comment out that line, it loads them as html again, but the php parts don’t work.

Any ideas?



Yeah, the update you just applied makes several changes that close a fairly sizable security issue…

The problem is that the line you’re using above relies on mod_php to function, regardless of what your PHP Execution Mode is set to.

And the problem with that, is that using mod_php on a multi-user system has some pretty significant security issues.

I believe you could use something like this in order to use FCGID/CGI for processing your .html files:

AddType application/x-httpd-php5 .htm .html

That works, because the “application/x-httpd-php5” type is defined in your Apache config to run the FCGID/CGI PHP wrapper script.

Let us know if that helps!


Ok, so I added that line, which is the same as what I had but the “5” added, and it’s still doing the same thing. Could I be missing something somewhere else?

If it helps, here’s some system info.

CentOS 6.3 64bit

kernel.x86_64 2.6.32-279.22.1.el6

httpd.x86_64 1:2.2.15-15.el6.vm.1 (it’s on a vps)

php.x86_64 5.3.3-14.el6_3