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New Install shows the PHP script in browser
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Total Posts:  15
Joined:  2008-07-19

Hi I have just tried to install magento and get a php script appearing in the browser.
Having tried before and found my last host wasn’t compatible - this host is new to me.
Is it something I am doing wrong or is it a problem with the host?

The script that shows up is:

* Magento
* This source file is subject to the Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
* that is bundled with this package in the file LICENSE.txt.
* It is also available through the world-wide-web at this URL:
* If you did not receive a copy of the license and are unable to
* obtain it through the world-wide-web, please send an email
* to so we can send you a copy immediately.
* @category Mage
* @package Mage
* @copyright Copyright (c) 2004-2007 Irubin Consulting Inc. DBA Varien (
* @license Open Software License (OSL 3.0)

if (version_compare(phpversion(), ‘5.2.0’, ‘<’)===true) {
echo ‘<div style="font:12px/1.35em arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><div style="margin:0 0 25px 0; border-bottom:1px solid #ccc;"><h3 style="margin:0; font-size:1.7em; font-weight:normal; text-transform:none; text-align:left; color:#2f2f2f;">Whoops, it looks like you have an invalid PHP version.</h3></div><p>Magento supports PHP 5.2.0 or newer. <a href="" target="">Find out</a> how to install</a> Magento using PHP-CGI as a work-around.</p></div>’;

$mageFilename = ‘app/Mage.php’;

if (!file_exists($mageFilename)) {
if (is_dir(’downloader’)) {
header("Location: downloader");
} else {
echo “app/Mage.php not found”;

require_once $mageFilename;


Any ideas anyone?

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