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Hosting Company works only on .php5 extension.

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Community Member, 12 Posts

14 November 2008 at 12:08am

Edited: 14/11/2008 12:53am

Hi all,
my hosting company says that the only way to have php 5 running is to rename all my files .php5. The problem is that there are too many files in silverstripe to be renamed.
Is there a solution to this problem? Maybe I need to rename just one file?
Please help


Community Member, 6 Posts

14 November 2008 at 8:16am

Edited: 14/11/2008 8:18am

Hello Frank,

not sure if it works with your hosting provider but you might want to try with a .htaccess file:

Create a file named ".htaccess" and put the following line into it

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php

Upload it to the root folder and it should do the trick.

PS: In case you can not create a file with that name on your PC (Windows requires a name before the dot) then simply set up the file as "htaccess.txt" and rename it to ".htaccess" after the upload.


Community Member, 16 Posts

15 November 2008 at 8:00am

Just to add on to typopunk's answer:

Make a htaccess file with this in it:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

Not that I've got SS to install on my server...


Community Member, 12 Posts

17 November 2008 at 11:12pm

Thank you so much. It's ok now.