Access forbidden for php files in browser... html files work just fine
I'm about to finish the server install from hell (my first serious linux server), and I come to upgrading PHP to v5.2.13. Before I upgraded, I created a phpinfo file with wide open permissions... I tried to open it from my browser, and I get "access denied"... nothing more and nothing less. just those two words.
I assumed it might be fixed, whatever it was, from the upgrade, so I pressed ahead and upgraded... still "access denied". I created a html file with a small php include in it... I could show that in my browser, but no output from the php... in fact, the browser showed the PHP itself. I set a php mimetype in the htaccess file, and it was no help.
I checked the apache logs - no hint that I could see.
I'm not really sure where to go from here - where to look and what to do!?!?
Any help would be sincerely appreciated.