I'm starting CS50 Finance and I've reached a small hitch. When I try to load the page "pset7"/localhost (After doing all the first steps listed in the spec), I don't get the CS50 Finance logo, but instead a page which only contains the text "Portfolio"]); ?> This makes me think some sort of error has occured and stopped the page from fully displaying, but I don't know.

  • Try redoing the chmod steps; if that doesn't work, try erasing the pset7 directory, and starting again from the step where you extract it from pset7.zip. It looks to me like a file is missing or lacks read permissions.
    – Air
    Commented Jun 30, 2014 at 23:34
  • @AirThomas thanks for your recommendation, but I can open the index.php in my web browser, it just shows as raw code. This makes me think that PHP is not working.
    – lijrobert
    Commented Jun 30, 2014 at 23:37
  • Yes, one way this might happen if a PHP include file is missing, corrupt, or can't be read - that's why I suggested repeating some of these steps.
    – Air
    Commented Jun 30, 2014 at 23:48
  • I think u should try update50, It may help to solve out the issue to fix missing php module.
    – Mercury
    Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 7:09

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I had the same problem until I realized that I had not followed the chmod steps exactly as specified.

  • This isn't really a full answer and has already been covered in the comments.
    – Air
    Commented Aug 19, 2014 at 17:14
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    Alright then don't accept it. Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 16:13

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