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For cPanel & WHM version 58

(Home >> Advanced >> MIME Types)

Warning:

This document describes functionality from cPanel's deprecated x3 theme. We strongly recommend that you use cPanel's current theme (Paper Lantern) instead.

  • We removed the deprecated x3 theme from new installations in cPanel & WHM version 60.
    • Make certain that you read the appropriate documentation for your version of cPanel & WHM.
    • For more information, read our What's My Version Number documentation.
  • cPanel's Paper Lantern theme does not include certain x3 theme-specific features.
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    • If you need a feature that the Paper Lantern theme does not include, submit a feature request.

Overview

MIME types relay information to the browser about how to handle file extensions. MIME types can allow visitors’ browsers to handle new technologies as they become available.

To add new MIME types to your web server, define the name, directory, and file extension that correspond to the MIME type.

Create a MIME Type

To add a MIME type, perform the following steps:

  1. Enter the name of the file type’s handler in the MIME Type text box.
    • For example, application/cgi is the handler for the .cgi file extension.
  2. Enter the file extension in the Extension(s) text box.
    • A file extension is the letters after the dot (.) in a file name. For example, filename.fileextension.
  3. Click Add.

Delete a user-defined MIME type

To delete a MIME type, click the X icon under the Remove heading, and then click Yes to confirm that you wish to remove the MIME type.

Note:

You cannot delete MIME types from the System MIME Types table.

More about MIME types

For more information, read the Webmaster Toolkit list of MIME types.

You can also use your preferred search engine to research the MIME type that you wish to add.