PHP function error

I'm creating a website and I'm getting PHP error.  I created it on my laptop using WAMP.  I copy mostof my files up and my index page loaded but when I added some PHP include file this errorpops up  It is a simple function hat it won't load.


<? php
	function load_category_page($category) {


PHP Parse error:  syntax error, unexpected 'function' (T_FUNCTION) in public_html/includes/header.php on line 39