In this article , we will learn to know which version of php you are using on different platforms .

If you are on windows , linux , macOS or any other Operating System , you need to know in which version of php you are working on .

If you are implementing new features day to day , installing a new php-based app or trying to locate a new bug on your website , it is very important to know which version of php your web server is running .

In this tutorial you will learn which version of php you are using on different platforms .

Prerequisites

  • PHP Installed
  • Write access to file system
  • Access to command line

Check Which PHP Version is Installed in XAMPP , LAMP , WAMP , MAMP

The simplest method of checking php version of XAMPP , LAMPP , WAMP is by executing a simple PHP file containing below code .

<?php echo phpversion(); ?>

Create a file using any code editor and write the above code in it , move this file in your htdocs directory of XAMPP/MAMP/LAMP/WAMP .

Then open a new tab in your browser and locate the full address of that file in address bar . You will find which php version your web server is using .

check which version of php is running on your XAMPP, MAMP,LAMP , WAMP
check which version of php is running on XAMPP

Check Which Version of PHP is Installed in Windows , linux and macOS

Now if you are working on a command line application of PHP or want to check which php version is installed in your operating system before developing any app .

You can use below command to check which php version is installed in your operating system .

php -v

If you are a windows user all you need to do is

  • Open cmd by pressing win+R then a prompt will open asking for input
  • Type cmd and press Enter .
  • In command prompt Type the above command and press Enter , output will showing php version installed in your OS .

Similarly type the same command to check version of php in linux or macOS .

Check Which Version of PHP is Running on Your Website

To check which php version is running on your website you need to follow these 3 simple steps .

Step 1 : Create a file

Create a file named as phpinfo.php and type <?php echo phpversion(); ?> in it .

Step 2 : Upload the file

Upload the created file in root directory of your web server .

Step 3 : Execute the file

Open up a browser and locate the uploaded file in your website . Output will showing your website php version .

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check which version of php is running on your website

Check in WordPress Which PHP Version is Running

To check which php version is running on wordpress

  • Login to your wordpress Account
  • Go to Tools -> Site Health -> Info -> Server
  • Locate PHP Version section
Check php version of wordpress

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