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Display PHP Content Through HTML Files

While I was working with a root index page which is in HTML that had PHP content in, it did not render all of the PHP and some content was displayed as text, instead of rendered.

The Issue:

Some PHP content not rendered, as I am seeing this at the top of the page as plain text:

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; somePhpFunction(); ?>

My Nginx Config:

nginx.conf
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http {
    include                     /etc/nginx/mime.types;
    default_type                application/octet-stream;
    sendfile                    on;
    access_log                  /var/log/nginx/access.log;
    keepalive_timeout           3000;

    proxy_cache_path /var/cache/nginx/ levels=1:2 keys_zone=nginx_cache:10m max_size=16m inactive=60m;

    server {
        listen                  80;
        root                    /www;
        index                   index.php index.html index.htm;
        server_name             _;
        client_max_body_size    32m;
        error_page              500 502 503 504  /50x.html;
        proxy_cache       nginx_cache;
        add_header        X-Proxy-Cache "public";

        location = /50x.html {
              root              /var/lib/nginx/html;
        }

        location ~ \.php$ {
              fastcgi_pass      127.0.0.1:9000;
              fastcgi_index     index.php;
              include           fastcgi.conf;
        }
    }
}

The Fix:

a .htaccess had to be placed in my root directory of the website:

.htaccess
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AddType application/x-httpd-php .html .htm

After that was in place, all of the PHP was rendered

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