.PHP File Extension

File Type:
PHP Source Code File

Having trouble opening .php extension? Don't panic! This page explains what php files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open php files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a PHP file?

Php file extension has PHP Source Code file type, which is associated with the "web files" category.

PHP file is a webpage, which has Hypertext Preprocessor code for a PHP engine on the web server to process. As a result, it generates HTML. The file typically provides various PHP functions, which allow managing online forms, accessing data from a database, etc. Users cannot see the PHP code itself.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

php file icon
File Type:
PHP Source Code File
Web Files

How to open PHP file?

Double click the php file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .php extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the php extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the php file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open PHP files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the php file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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