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How can I run a PHP script under a different file extension?

  • Posted October 8, 2014

Hello,

First of all, the basics: running latest Ubuntu images with Serverpilot managing the server install.

I created a basic stats script (in the form of download.php?show=XX) for our radio station podcasts and everything works fine, except when trying to listen in iTunes. I checked, and here’s what Apple has to say about the matter:

The URL preceding GET-style form values (before the first “?”) must end in a media file extension (such as .mp3).

Correct
http://www.podcaster.com/load.mp3?f=&Wipeout.mp3
Incorrect
http://www.podcaster.com/load.php?f=&Wipeout.php

How would I change my server config so that I could run my PHP script under an mp3 extension?

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You can configure Apache to use different extensions for php either through a configuration change or an .htaccess file. This page in the php manual should be what you are looking for:

http://php.net/manual/en/security.hiding.php

If this is a one-off exception just for load.php, you can use a rewrite: Add this to your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule /load.mp3 /load.php

If you want all .mp3 files to be parsed as php, add the following line to .htaccess:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .mp3

If this is a one-off exception just for load.php, you can use a rewrite: Add this to your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule /load.mp3 /load.php

If you want all .mp3 files to be parsed as php, add the following line to .htaccess:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .mp3

If this is a one-off exception just for load.php, you can use a rewrite: Add this to your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule /load.mp3 /load.php

If you want all .mp3 files to be parsed as php, add the following line to .htaccess:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .mp3

If this is a one-off exception just for load.php, you can use a rewrite: Add this to your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule /load.mp3 /load.php

If you want all .mp3 files to be parsed as php, add the following line to .htaccess:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .mp3