this is my first post, nice to be here! I am a newbie in webdesing, php, apache etc
I use dreamweaver CS3, XP home edition, SP3 and XAMPP 1.6.7
I am having a problem executing php files on my local server. When I upload php file on a webshost (hostgator etc) everything works fine but when I test them locally I get the following:
a dialog box what to do with file: 'save as' or 'open with' ... also from DW when I click on "Live Data View" I get the message :"HTTP error 404 file not found... possible reasons for the problem:
Files in the "..............." folder that have the ".php" file extension are not being executed by the testing server.
2) The "..............." folder does not map to the "http://localhost/....." URL on the testing server. Verify that the URL Prefix maps to the root of your site. [this is correct btw]
Apparently I need to to tell the server to *execute* the PHP code instead of serving it as source code (text) to the browser.
Please let me know how to do that!! I am struggling around in circles with this for the last 3 days
many thanks in advance