File Extension PHP

  • Full name
    PHP Script Or Page
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Have you encountered a problem with a PHP file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a PHP file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PHP file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


Files with the extension PHP are Hypertext PreProcessor Script files.

PHP is a scripting language that runs on a web server, producing output in the form of HTML pages. PHP has many features that simplify collaboration with databases such as MySQL, and enables rich web applications such as MySQL. Develop content management systems.

Since PHP is an open source project, it is very widespread and used on many websites. The applications range from simple forms like a form to complex management systems and shops.

Files with the extension PHP can contain pure PHP source code as well as this embedded in an HTML. It is similar to ASP, CGI or JSP.

To edit a PHP file, just use a text editor. But there are also complete development environments, which greatly simplify the development of PHP scripts.

The extension PHP in a URL (in the address line of a browser) indicates that PHP is being used on the website. The user of the website receives only the PHP script generated HTML document not the actual PHP script.

Programs which can open a PHP file

How to open a PHP file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the PHP file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a PHP file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support PHP files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a PHP file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all PHP files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with PHP there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the PHP file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the PHP file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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