How to find out the version of PHP, installed PHP components and the Operating System version on a server

Just a quick tip to let you know that you can find the version of PHP, and the PHP components installed on the server by just creating a blank php file and writing this into it:(of course, you would need to be able to access the server via some transport protocol for this to work)

<?php phpinfo(); ?>



If you’ve done PHP programming before, you probably know about this already, but if you’ve been asked to analyze/fix/modify some parts of a site that you have no knowledge of; it might be worthwhile to first know about  these versions and the components installed. It gives the operating system details as well along with other information.



  1. Cledayplece said,

    November 25, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Wow loved reading your article. I submitted your rss to my reader.

  2. September 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    It is very shorten way to check version. Aha….great tip.

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