MIME types tell browsers how to handle specific extensions. Adding MIME types is useful for enabling visitors’ browsers to handle new technologies as they come out.

1) Click on the MIME Types button on the home page.

2) To add a MIME type

a) Enter the name of the file type’s handler into the text box “Mime Type” .

b) Enter the file extension, separate each entry with a space in the text boxExtension(s)started with a dot (“.”).

3) Existing MIME Types are listed under “User Defined MIME Types”.

Click on the Remove button of appropriate handler to delete an existing MIME Types.

Here is an example of the cPanel interface.


The above example tells Apache to treat my .html and .htm files as PHP files. This is helpful if your .html files have PHP code inside, but you cannot rename the files to the .php extension