Open PHP files with File Viewer Plus

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Do you need to open a PHP source code file?

File Viewer Plus can open PHP files, and comes with helpful source code viewing options, such as a syntax tree view, word wrapping, line numbers, and code folding. You can also edit and save any changes made to the source code in the PHP file.

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What is a .PHP file?

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PHP is a web development scripting language used to add extended functionality to webpages. PHP files contain PHP code that is parsed by a PHP engine on a web server, which dynamically generates HTML that is sent to the user's web browser. Some examples of functions provided by PHP code include accessing information from a database and processing online forms.

PHP files are typically only used by web developers who are creating or editing PHP files when developing webpages with extended functionality. However, PHP files may be downloaded from a webpage using a web browser, such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.

If you have a PHP file that contains PHP code, you can open it with File Viewer Plus. Our software allows you to view the PHP source code with various code viewing tools. You can also modify the code and save it as a PHP, RTF, or TXT file with File Viewer Plus.

Alternate file extensions: .php2, .php3, .php4, .php5

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File Viewer Plus PHP Support

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Conversion options:
RTF, Plain text

File Viewer Plus does not allow you to view the PHP file as a webpage. It can only view the PHP code.

In some cases, PHP files may not actually contain PHP source code. This typically occurs when a file, such as an MP4 video file or PDF document, is downloaded from a web browser and the ".php" file extension is incorrectly applied. If this occurs, simply change the ".php" file extension to the extension of the file that was actually downloaded.

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