Guilherme Cardoso Guilherme Cardoso - 5 months ago 23x
PHP Question

PHP code is not being executed, instead code shows on the page

I'm trying to execute some PHP code on a project (using Dreamweaver) but the code isn't being run.

When I check the source code, the PHP code appears as HTML tags (I can see it in the source code). Apache is running properly (I'm working with XAMPP), the PHP pages are being opened properly but the PHP code isn't being executed.

Does someone have a suggestion about what is happening?

Note: The file is already named as


The Code..:


The print


Sounds like there is something wrong with your configuration, here's a few things you can check:

  1. Make sure that PHP is installed and running correctly. This may sound silly, but you never know. An easy way to check is to run php -v from a command line and see if returns version information or any errors.

  2. Make sure that the PHP module is listed and uncommented inside of your Apache's httpd.conf This should be something like LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2_2.dll" in the file. Search for LoadModule php, and make sure that there is no comment (;) in front of it.

  3. Make sure that the http.conf file has the PHP MIME type in it. This should be something like AddType application/x-httpd-php .php. This tells Apache to run .php files as PHP. Search for AddType, and then make sure there is an entry for PHP, and that it is uncommented.

  4. Make sure your file has the .php extension on it, or whichever extension specified in the MIME definition in point #3, otherwise it will not be executed as PHP.

  5. Make sure you are not using short tags in the PHP file (<?), these are deprecated not enabled on all servers by default. Use <?php instead (or enable short tags in your php.ini whith short_open_tag=On if you have code that relies on them).

  6. Make sure you are accessing your file over your webserver using an URL like http://localhost/file.php not via local file access file://localhost/www/file.php

And lastly check the PHP manual for further setup tips.