Apache Handlers, running html as php

Apache handlers allow you to control what Apache will do with certain pc file types. When Apache recognizes a file, it has an action built in for that file and it will perform that action accordingly. If you wish Apache to do a different action, you will need to make a  handler to tell Apache to perform that action. For example, if you use a file that needs a special service to run it, such as a file with server side contains that is not known with a .shtml expansion, you need to tell Apache to treat these files in a different way.

To get regular web-page coding concept websites to deal with php concept, you need to add this line to your htaccess file.

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .html .htm

It is strongly recommended that you never allow  html pages to instantly manage php or shtml, because this causes all of your web-page to be processed by the server first. Instead, please relabel your details to .php or .shtml whenever possible.

System Mime Type defaults

Handler Code File Extensions
application/x-hdf hdf
application/vnd.wap.wbxml wbxml
image/x-xbitmap xbm
image/x-icon ico
image/vnd.djvu djvu djv
application/x-troff-me me
application/perl pl plx ppl perl pm
application/x-tcl tcl
image/bmp bmp
text/x-sql sql
image/png png
text/x-log log
audio/x-realaudio ra
application/x-latex latex
application/x-director dcr dir dxr
text/rtf rtf
application/xhtml+xml xhtml xht
application/vnd.ms-powerpoint ppt
application/x-csh csh
image/svg+xml svg
application/x-troff-ms ms
image/x-rgb rgb
application/x-img img
image/jpeg jpeg jpg jpe
image/x-portable-pixmap ppm
text/plain asc txt
image/cgm cgm
application/x-sh sh
application/andrew-inset ez
application/vnd.wap.wmlscriptc wmlsc
text/x-registry reg
video/vnd.mpegurl mxu
image/ief ief
audio/x-pn-realaudio ram rm
image/x-xpixmap xpm
video/mpeg mpeg mpg mpe
text/tab-separated-values tsv
application/rdf+xml rdf
application/x-httpd-php phtml php php3 php4 php5 php6
x-conference/x-cooltalk ice
image/tiff tiff tif
text/richtext rtx
text/css css
application/ruby rb
application/x-wais-source src
application/xml xml xsl
application/voicexml+xml vxml
image/x-portable-graymap pgm
chemical/x-xyz xyz
model/iges igs iges
application/vnd.mif mif
application/mathml+xml mathml
application/x-ustar ustar
application/x-troff-man man
text/vbscript vbs
text/calendar ics ifb
chemical/x-pdb pdb
application/smil smi smil
application/srgs+xml grxml
image/x-portable-anymap pnm
application/x-shockwave-flash swf
audio/mpeg mpga mp2 mp3
video/x-sgi-movie movie
application/cgi cgi
application/x-cpio cpio
application/x-javascript js
text/x-setext etx
audio/basic au snd
text/sgml sgml sgm
application/x-tar tgz tar
application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml xul
application/x-futuresplash spl
application/xslt+xml xslt
model/mesh msh mesh silo
application/mac-binhex40 hqx
text/vnd.wap.wml wml
image/x-cmu-raster ras
application/x-sv4cpio sv4cpio
audio/x-aiff aif aiff aifc
application/x-gtar gtar
audio/x-ms-wax wax
audio/x-ms-wma wma
image/x-xwindowdump xwd
application/x-cdlink vcd
application/msword doc
video/quicktime qt mov
application/x-bcpio bcpio
application/x-tex tex
text/x-config cnf conf
application/x-sv4crc sv4crc
application/x-dvi dvi
application/x-troff t tr roff
audio/x-mpegurl m3u
application/x-shar shar
audio/mp4 a-latm m4p m4a mp4
application/pdf pdf
application/mac-compactpro cpt
application/vnd.wap.wmlc wmlc
video/x-msvideo avi
application/ogg ogg
text/html html htm shtml
image/gif gif
audio/midi mid midi kar
application/x-pkcs7-crl crl
application/x-chess-pgn pgn
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin rpm
application/srgs gram
application/x-koan skp skd skt skm
image/vnd.wap.wbmp wbmp
application/x-netcdf nc cdf
model/vrml wrl vrml
application/x-httpd-php-source phps
application/vnd.ms-excel xls
application/postscript ai eps ps
application/x-texinfo texinfo texi
application/zip zip
image/x-portable-bitmap pbm
audio/x-wav wav
application/x-x509-ca-cert crt
application/oda oda
application/xml-dtd dtd
application/octet-stream bin dms lha lzh exe class so dll iso dmg
text/vnd.wap.wmlscript wmls
application/x-stuffit sit

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