I have read many articles on making friendly URLs but I can't seem to get it working properly.
My site is hosted on a Linux box with Apache.
All I want to do is drop the file extensions so /hello.php shows as /hello
For the purposes of setting this up, I am working with a simple hello world file.
Echo "Hello, World!";
First I saved the file as "hello.php". When I navigate to mysite.com/hello.php the page appears normally.
Next, I added the following to my .htaccess
My desire is to leave my files in their current format on the server, but simply drop the extension in the URL. I couldn't find a way to do such, so I renamed the file from "hello.php" to "hello". When I navigate to mysite.com/hello I get a prompt asking if I wish to open or save the file. If I choose to open it, I see a text document with the code the same as I would if I right-clicked and chose View Page Source.
I simply wish the file to open and display normally.
The .htaccess file is in the same directory as the php file.