How to Enable Php In Apache? – apache enable php

To enable PHP in Apache, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Install the PHP module:

    • On a Windows machine, you can download and install the PHP module from the official website.
    • On a Linux machine, you can use the package manager to install PHP. For example, on a Debian-based system, you can use the following command: sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php
  2. Configure Apache to use PHP:

    • Open the Apache configuration file, typically located at /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf or C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Group\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf
    • Add the following line to the configuration file: AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
    • Save and close the configuration file.
  3. Restart Apache:

    • On a Linux machine, use the following command: sudo service apache2 restart
    • On a Windows machine, use the following command: net stop Apache2.2 && net start Apache2.2

After completing these steps, you should be able to run PHP scripts in Apache. To test that PHP is working correctly, create a new file with the .php extension and add the following code to it:


Save the file and place it in your Apache document root directory. Then, access the file in your web browser. If PHP is working correctly, you should see a page displaying information about your PHP installation.

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