Thanks for your help
I right clicked on the php file from within the .htdocs window and selected 'open with' firefox. I have also entered the URL into the browsers address bar and clicked 'go' aswell.
I have gone through the readme and seen nothing, XAMP is supposed to work correctly right after installation. I have used it before, and not had this issue before.
I am slightly confused though, I have been using the .exe installer to install it all, but the README says the following:-
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"* QUICK INSTALLATION:
[NOTE: Unpack the package to your USB stick or a partition of your choice.
There it must be on the highest level like E:\ or W:\. It will
build E:\xampp or W:\xampp or something like this. Please do not use the "setup_xampp.bat" for an USB stick installation!]
Step 1: Unpack the package into a directory of your choice. Please start the
"setup_xampp.bat" and beginning the installation. Note: XAMPP makes no entries in the windows registry and no settings for the system variables.
Step 2: If installation ends successfully, start the Apache 2 with
"apache_start".bat", MySQL with "mysql_start".bat". Stop the MySQL Server with "mysql_stop.bat". For shutdown the Apache HTTPD, only close the Apache Command (CMD).
Step 3: Start your browser and type http://127.0.0.1 or http://localhost in the location bar. You should see our pre-made
start page with certain examples and test screens.
Step 4: PHP (with mod_php, as *.php, *.php3, *.php4, *.phtml), Perl by default with *.cgi, SSI with *.shtml are all located in => C:\xampp\htdocs\.
- C:\xampp\htdocs\test.php => http://localhost/test.php
- C:\xampp\myhome\test.php => http://localhost/myhome/test.php"
Do I need to do this or does the .exe installer does it all for you?