Whenever I try to run the staff's fro-shims-0 program or any other PHP code the browser just downloads the PHP file for me. Isn't there something about PHP being a server side scripting language? How can I make it run the code and display the page?

  • Where are you storing the file, what is it named, and what address are you using to access it in your browser?
    – Air
    Jul 1, 2014 at 18:26

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The PHP is mainly used for server side scripting. You can not view them just like a simple html document. First copy them to your localhost directory. Change the mode of the files by chmod command and then run them through Google Chrome. Hope that works.

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