Problem installing a php script on WAMP


I am using wamp on windows 7, and most of my scripts work fine; however, I tried installing a script last night, and for the installation page I get this weird looking page:

While on my site at host gator, I get a clean page, like this:

Any idea what could be missing on my wamp installation?


On your WAMP installation, have you got the use of short tags ( the <?php and ?> tags ) enabled? To play it safe with any php code you should use the full <?php tag then if you ever have to migrate to a server that has got the use of short tags disabled then you won’t have a problem of the php not being recognised

That was it! thanks!