Open PHP5 files

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    PHP Script Version 5 (HyperText PreProcessor)
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Have you encountered a problem with a PHP5 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 PHP5 file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PHP5 file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is PHP5 file?

Files with the extension PHP5 are Hypertext PreProcessor Script files in version 5.

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 PHP5 can contain pure PHP source code as well as this embedded in an HTML. It is similar to ASP, CGI or JSP.

All you need to do to edit a PHP5 file is a text editor. But there are also complete development environments that greatly simplify the development of PHP scripts.

The suffix PHP5 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. Note, however, that some providers only support PHP up to version 4.

Programs which can open a PHP5 file

How to open file with PHP5 extension?

In order to open a file with PHP5 extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening PHP5 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 PHP5 files, follow the instructions below.
Install Web server or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening PHP5 files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support PHP5 files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of PHP5 files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Web server as the default program for opening PHP5 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 PHP5 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 Web server applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Web server has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with PHP5 files

Sometimes problems with opening PHP5 files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • PHP5 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 PHP5 files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • PHP5 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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