Active Member
Apr 3, 2006
Hey guys i recently migrated 304 websites from my plesk server (Apache 2.2.3, PHP 5.1.6) to my Cpanel server (Apache 2.0.64, PHP 4.4.7 & PHP 5.2.9) and i got a strange error with a few website that use to work fine ... What i understand is that those websites has flash plugins using XML files to load in the data. Now the problem is that the webmasters used an htaccess hack to rander the XML files as if it was a PHP file using this line of code:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .xml

The problem is that for some reason this line of code stoped working and the PHP is put up in clear texte inside the XML file causing the flash plugin to crash.
At first i thought it was a missing apache module. So i installed Mime Magic but that did not change a thing.

An other weird thing abbout this is that the line AddType code is not returning a server error 500 ...

I tryed upgrading to apache 2.2 even thought it's not recomended with PHP4 and that also did not change a thing.

/ See the PHP?

Any help would be appreciated. Tx :)
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Well-Known Member
Sep 28, 2010
Hi PHPEcono,

Please try using "AddHandler" instead, and since you're using PHP 5, please try specifying that as well. I believe the line would look like this:

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php .xml
I apologize for the delayed response. Please let us know if this helps.