Open PHP3 files

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    PHP Version 3 Script Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a PHP3 file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a PHP3 file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PHP3 file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is PHP3 file?

Files with the extension PHP3 are Hypertext PreProcessor Script files in version 3.

More info

PHP is a scripting language that runs on a web server, producing output in the form of HTML pages. PHP has many features that simplify collaboration with databases such as MySQL and allow you to build rich web applications such as content management systems.

Since PHP is an open source project, it has become very widespread and is used on many websites. Applications range from simple forms to complex management systems and shops.

Files with the extension PHP3 can contain pure PHP source code as well as this embedded in an HTML. It is similar to ASP, CGI or JSP.

To edit a PHP3 file, just use a text editor. But there are also complete development environments that greatly simplify the development of PHP scripts.

The extension PHP3 or php in a URL (in the address line of a browser) indicates that PHP is being used on the website. The user of the website receives only the PHP script generated HTML document, not the actual PHP script.

The usual extension for PHP files is php. The version in the extension is not obligatory. However, if used for referencing, it must of course persist.

Programs which can open a PHP3 file

How to open file with PHP3 extension?

In order to open a file with PHP3 extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening PHP3 file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with PHP3 files, follow the instructions below.
Install PHP or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening PHP3 files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support PHP3 files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of PHP3 files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set PHP as the default program for opening PHP3 files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate PHP3 files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the PHP applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where PHP has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with PHP3 files

Sometimes problems with opening PHP3 files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • PHP3 files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open PHP3 files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • PHP3 file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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