Markup Not Working

I have uploaded an html page with very basic html but instead of the page showing correctly, it shows the actual text of the html instead. What am I doing wrong?

I even copied the following sample from the wiki and it does the same thing:

DreamHost Wiki: A very basic HTML page

A very basic HTML page

This is a very basic example of a web page created in HTML 4.01.

Most likely, your text editor isn’t saving the document as plain text. There shouldn’t be a line break after then EN"
What editor are you using?

  1. How are you looking at the page?

  2. What is the actual filename you used?