For some reason, PHP files display as plain text in the browser when I browse locally via MAMP PRO.

I looked through the PHP settings and there doesn't seem to be anything there that would affect this:

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I ran phpinfo(); and it's showing version 5.4.10 running fine.

Any ideas?

  • If you fixed it, put the solution in as an answer so others can realize this was fixed without reading the entire question May 5, 2013 at 18:55
  • have you checked to see if php.so is loaded in httpd.conf? May 6, 2013 at 9:44
  • @CanadianLuke Thanks, I added the solution below.
    – Sam Nabi
    Oct 4, 2013 at 14:36

1 Answer 1


Fixed it. Turns out I had an .htaccess files in the parent directory, with the following line in it:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

Removed the file and now PHP executes properly. I guess I don't need to have this .htaccess file on my local machine.

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