Problem getting .html/.shtml to parse PHP

Dweezel

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I've been with a new hosting provider for a few weeks and have run into problems already. I need all .shtml and .html pages to parse PHP scripts. With previous hosts this has been a very simple task. Two little lines of code in the .htaccess file and it's job done.

With my new host, changing the .htaccess file had no effect whatsoever. I emailed technical support and a guy made some configuration changes (not sure what they were). The upshot of the changes he made is that the PHP code is still not being parsed in .html/.shtml files, and now the SSI in the .shtml pages isn't working either (not a problem if the PHP is parsing, but it isn't).

I emailed them back and the response I got was that they were not prepared to do any more troubleshooting for me unless I bought a rather expensive support package from them. The only advice that they would give me is to go to the cpanel fourm and ask for advice. So here I am.

I hope this is posted in the correct section. If anyone has any advice on how I can go about getting my .html and .shtml pages to parse PHP using configuration changes via CPanel instead of editing the .htaccess I'd be very grateful.

TIA,

Chris.
 

Dweezel

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After registering and posting I've found the soloution to the problem myself. It was indeed a problem with the edits to the .htaccess file.

The code I'm now using is:

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


Thanks for replying Webscholar.
 

ManojB

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Hello Dweezel,

I was facing the same problem, thank you for the solution :)

ManojB
 

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After registering and posting I've found the soloution to the problem myself. It was indeed a problem with the edits to the .htaccess file.

The code I'm now using is:

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


Thanks for replying Webscholar.
This link http://rssfeedreader.com/php.html#HTML concerns rss feeds but explains with images how to edit your htaccess file from within cPanel to add apache handlers.