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How can I see which version of PHP my server is running?

By far the best way to see what version of PHP your server is running is to use the phpinfo() command.

Web designers/developers normally add a file to the root of their website called ‘phpinfo.php’ that contains the following:

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Now when you navigate to your website root, e.g. https://mywebsite.com/phpinfo.php you will see a huge amount of PHP information including the specific version information right at the top, e.g.:

PHP Version 7.1.8

Please note paranoid security experts consider having this file a security risk, so please remember to delete it when you are done, or obfuscate the name of the file.

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