Apache Handlers, running html as php

Apache handlers allow you to control what Apache will do with certain file types. When Apache sees a file, it has an action built in for that file type, and will perform that action.

If you wish Apache to do a different action, you will need to make a handler to tell Apache to perform that action. For example, if you use a file type that requires a special service to run it, such as a file with server side includes that is not named with a .shtml extension, you need to tell Apache to treat these files differently.

To get regular html pages to handle php code, you need to add this line to your htaccess file.

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

It is highly recommended that you never allow html pages to automatically handle php or shtml, because this forces all of your html pages to be processed by the server first. Instead, please rename your files to .php or .shtml whenever possible.

System Mime Type defaults

Handler Code                                 File Extensions
application/x-hdf                        hdf
application/vnd.wap.wbxml           wbxml
image/x-xbitmap                         xbm
image/x-icon                              ico
image/vnd.djvu                          djvu djv
application/x-troff-me                 me
application/perl                          pl plx ppl perl pm
application/x-tcl                        tcl
image/bmp                                bmp
text/x-sql                                 sql
image/png                                png
text/x-log                                 log
audio/x-realaudio                       ra
application/x-latex                     latex
application/x-director                 dcr dir dxr
text/rtf                                    rtf
application/xhtml+xml                 xhtml xht
application/vnd.ms-powerpoint     ppt
application/x-csh                       csh
image/svg+xml                          svg
application/x-troff-ms                 ms
image/x-rgb                              rgb
application/x-img                       img
image/jpeg                               jpeg jpg jpe
image/x-portable-pixmap             ppm
text/plain                                 asc txt
image/cgm                               cgm
application/x-sh                        sh
application/andrew-inset            ez
application/vnd.wap.wmlscriptc   wmlsc
text/x-registry                         reg
video/vnd.mpegurl                    mxu
image/ief                                ief
audio/x-pn-realaudio                ram rm
image/x-xpixmap                     xpm
video/mpeg                            mpeg mpg mpe
text/tab-separated-values        tsv
application/rdf+xml                  rdf
application/x-httpd-php           phtml php php3 php4 php5 php6
x-conference/x-cooltalk           ice
image/tiff                              tiff tif
text/richtext                          rtx
text/css                                css
application/ruby                      rb
application/x-wais-source         src
application/xml                       xml xsl
application/voicexml+xml          vxml
image/x-portable-graymap        pgm
chemical/x-xyz                       xyz
model/iges                             igs iges
application/vnd.mif                  mif
application/mathml+xml            mathml
application/x-ustar                  ustar
application/x-troff-man            man
text/vbscript                          vbs
text/calendar                         ics ifb
chemical/x-pdb                       pdb
application/smil                       smi smil
application/srgs+xml                grxml
image/x-portable-anymap         pnm
application/x-shockwave-flash  swf
audio/mpeg                           mpga mp2 mp3
video/x-sgi-movie                   movie
application/cgi                       cgi
application/x-cpio                  cpio
application/x-javascript           js
text/x-setext                        etx
audio/basic                           au snd
text/sgml                              sgml sgm
application/x-tar                    tgz tar
application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml  xul
application/x-futuresplash        spl
application/xslt+xml                xslt
model/mesh                          msh mesh silo
application/mac-binhex40        hqx
text/vnd.wap.wml                  wml
image/x-cmu-raster                ras
application/x-sv4cpio              sv4cpio
audio/x-aiff                           aif aiff aifc
application/x-gtar                  gtar
audio/x-ms-wax                    wax
audio/x-ms-wma                   wma
image/x-xwindowdump           xwd
application/x-cdlink               vcd
application/msword               doc
video/quicktime                    qt mov
application/x-bcpio               bcpio
application/x-tex                  tex
text/x-config                       cnf conf
application/x-sv4crc              sv4crc
application/x-dvi                   dvi
application/x-troff                 t tr roff
audio/x-mpegurl                    m3u
application/x-shar                 shar
audio/mp4 a-latm                 m4p m4a mp4
application/pdf                     pdf 
application/mac-compactpro   cpt
application/vnd.wap.wmlc      wmlc
video/x-msvideo                   avi
application/ogg                    ogg
text/html                            html htm shtml
image/gif                            gif
audio/midi                           mid midi kar
application/x-pkcs7-crl          crl 
application/x-chess-pgn         pgn
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin    rpm
application/srgs                   gram
application/x-koan               skp skd skt skm
image/vnd.wap.wbmp           wbmp
application/x-netcdf             nc cdf
model/vrml                         wrl vrml
application/x-httpd-php-source phps
application/vnd.ms-excel       xls
application/postscript           ai eps ps
application/x-texinfo            texinfo texi
application/zip                    zip
image/x-portable-bitmap      pbm
audio/x-wav                      wav
application/x-x509-ca-cert   crt
application/oda                  oda
application/xml-dtd             dtd
application/octet-stream      bin dms lha lzh exe class so dll iso dmg
text/vnd.wap.wmlscript        wmls
application/x-stuffit             sit

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