Using Different MIME Types in cPanel

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Updated: September 6, 2022
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
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Advanced > MIME Types

MIME types relay information to the browser about how to view different file extensions and new file types as they become available.

MIME stands for Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions.

MIME types form a standard way of classifying file types on the Internet.

Internet programs such as Web servers and browsers all have a list of MIME types, so that they can transfer files of the same type in the same way.

MIME types

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 represents the handler for the .cgi file extension.

2) Enter the file extension in the Extension(s) text box.

    ◦ A file extension represents 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 corresponding Delete link under the Remove heading, and then click Delete MIME Type 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

Mozilla's list of most common MIME types

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

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

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