PHTML File Extension

PHTML file icon
PHP Web Page

What is PHTML file?

PHTML filename suffix is mostly used for PHP Web Page files. Files with PHTML extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. PHTML file format, along with 303 other file formats, belongs to the Web Files category. Apache Web Server supports PHTML files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 19 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support PHTML file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support PHTML files. Files with PHTML suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

How to open file with PHTML extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PHTML files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to PHP Web Page files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Apache Web Server

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PHTML files is that no program that can handle PHTML files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Apache Web Server or different compatible program, such as Text editor, Web browser, Zend Studio. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Apache Web Server installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Apache Web Server

You still cannot access PHTML files although Apache Web Server is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Apache Web Server installed, it may not support PHTML format. The most recent version of Apache Web Server is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Apache Web Server to PHTML files

After installing Apache Web Server (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PHTML files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the PHTML file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Apache Web Server is installed, check the Always use this app to open PHTML files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PHTML file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with PHTML extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the PHTML for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PHTML file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The PHTML may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the PHTML is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the PHTML file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with PHTML extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic PHTML file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with PHTML extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the PHP Web Page file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Apache Web Server

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PHTML files. Close all running programs and try opening the PHTML file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with PHP Web Page files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PHTML files.

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