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July 13, 2020 0 Categories Knowledge Base

How to check PHP version and configuration

There are two ways to check PHP version set for the account – through the Select PHP Version menu or via the PHPinfo() function.
NOTE: By default, we have PHP 7.2 set on our Shared servers.

To check what PHP version is selected for Stellar or Stellar Plus hosting accounts, go to cPanel > Software section > Select PHP Version menu:

You will see the current PHP version above PHP extensions:

If you have Stellar Business go to the Exclusive for Namecheap Customers section >> the PHP Tweaks menu:

There you will see the domain and the PHP version set up for it:
Another way to check PHP version is PHPinfo() function, commonly used to check the current state of PHP configuration. It can also be used for debugging purposes as it contains all EGPCS (Environment, GET, POST, Cookie, Server) data.

 

To run the function, follow the steps below:
1. Log into your cPanel account, go to the Files section > File Manager:
For cPanel Basic Theme:

For cPanel Retro Theme:

2. Navigate to the public_html directory, click on +File and create a phpinfo.php file:

3. Find the newly created file in the list and click on Edit in the upper corner menu or right-click on the file > Edit:

4. Add the lines of the code provided below to the file and click on Save Changes:

<?php
phpinfo(); 
?>


5. To see the detailed information about the PHP configuration of your account, open http://yourdomain.tld/phpinfo.php link in your browser, replacing yourdomain.tld with your main domain name.

NOTE: For the security reasons, do not forget to delete the file once you check all the necessary information.

That’s it!

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