Page not reading php[SOLVED]


I have a phpbb forum I am trying to install. I have my site-enabled config file worked out with apache. The problem is when I go to the url to load the index.php file it loads the actual code. So it's not executing the code as it should. I am sure this is something really simple but I am new to this so I have to ask.

Can anyone tell me what causes this issue? The url is

I have cleared my browser cache, restarted the apache2 server and I have rebooted my linode.

This is what the page shows: (an excerpt of it)



  • This file is part of the phpBB Forum Software package.


  • @copyright © phpBB Limited <>

  • @license GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPL-2.0)


  • For full copyright and license information, please see

  • the docs/CREDITS.txt file.




  • @ignore


define('IN_PHPBB', true);

define('IN_INSTALL', true);


$phpbbrootpath = (defined('PHPBBROOTPATH')) ? PHPBBROOTPATH : './../';

$phpEx = substr(strrchr(FILE, '.'), 1);

I am happy to provide more info if needed.

2 Replies

I think you maybe did not enable PHP. … -executing">

Thank you jeremye77 that was exactly the problem.


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