This tutorial will show you how to
add an Apache Handler
Apache is an open-source HTTP server, and is used to serve your site.
Apache handlers tell the server how to deal with web files that need to be
processed on the server. For example, Apache is set up to process files
with .pl extensions using Perl. However, if for some reason you also
wanted to process files with .script extension using Perl, then you would
have to set up a custom Apache handler for your site.
Note: People often get confused as to the difference between
MIME types and Apache handlers. Basically, MIME types tell your
browser how to handle files, while Apache handlers tell the
server how to handle files.
Warning: Check with your
hosting administrator before adding an Apache handler,
as they can easily alter the correct functioning of your web
To add an Apache handler:
Click on the Apache Handlers link in the Domain Control area.
Enter the Apache handler in the Handler field. Have a look at
the list of system-wide Apache handlers to show you how to add a new one
or add to a pre-existing one.
Enter the file extension in the Extension(s) field. You need
to add the . before the extension name.
Click on the Add button. Click on the Apache handlers
link to return to the Apache handlers window to confirm that it has been