Execute php files that starts with <?

Posted August 8, 2014 3.7k views

I bought a php script on Code canyon, and it was running ok on my localhosts, but when i uploaded the files to digital ocean, i noticed that the .php files where not being executed, after some investigation i discovered that my server does not recognise the php files, because they start with just <?, instead of <?php.

*Is it possible to change PHP to execute .php files that start with just <? *

I running ubuntu 14.04, with php 5.5.9


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Edit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini and set short_open_tag to On. Then, restart apache:

sudo service apache2 restart