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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.46

(Home >> Advanced >> MIME Types)


MIME types relay information to the browser about how to handle file extensions. You can add MIME types to enable visitors’ browsers to handle new technologies as they come out. To add new MIME types to your web server, define a name, directory, and file extension that correspond to the MIME type..


Add 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 extension.
  2. Enter the file extension in the Extension(s) text box.
    • A file extension is made of 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, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the X icon under the Remove heading.
  2. Click Yes to confirm that you wish to remove the MIME type.


You cannot delete system MIME types.


More about MIME types

You may wish to view the Webmaster Toolkit list of MIME types. You may also want to use your preferred search engine to research the MIME type you would like to add.