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Determine the version of PHP via your website's admin system

Try to determine the version of PHP via your website admin system

Was your website built with a common web developer's framework such as WordPress, Drupal or Joomla?

If the answer is yes you should have access to a web admin interface through which you can find out what version of PHP you have installed.

Follow the tips below to check where you need to go within the website admin pages of your site to clarify the PHP version.

WordPress
(self-hosted)
From v5.2 onwards, login to your website admin and then access 'Tools' / 'Site Health' / 'Info' tab / 'Server' box.

For earlier versions you can install this plugin although we highly recommend that you update your WordPres site as keeping a website using an old version creates a security vunerability in itself.

Remember also that if you are paying WordPress.com to host your WordPress site, that you don't need to take any further action as they will be maintaining it for you and it will be running a safe version of PHP.
DrupalLogin to your website admin and then access the 'Reports' / 'Status' page
Joomla!Login to your website admin and then go to 'System' / 'System Information' page
MagentoLogin to your website admin and then go to 'System' / 'System Information' page
LaravelLaravel doesn't come with a standard CMS, you will need to skip to the next possible method to determine your PHP version
concrete5Login to your website admin and then go to 'System & Settings' / 'Environment Information' page
PrestashopLogin to your website admin and then go to 'Advanced Parameters' / 'Information' page
CMS Made SimpleLogin to your website admin and then go to 'Site Admin' / 'System Information' page then look at the table titled 'PHP Information'
PHP-FusionLogin to your website admin and then go to 'Admin Panel' / 'System Admin' tab / 'PHP Info' icon
Composr CMSLogin to your website admin and then via the admin menu interface select 'PHP-Info' / 'Server Checks'
MediaWikiLogin to your website admin and then go to 'Special pages' / 'Data and tools' / 'Version'
Are we missing your CMS?Please let us know if we don't include a popular CMS that your own website uses!


If your website is running on a managed cloud service such as those listed below you do not need to take any action as the company running the platform will be fully managing your website. Examples of such websites include those built on...


Do you now know your PHP version?

YES: If you now know the exact PHP version your web server is running check this article to clarify if it is safe.

NO: If you need further help to determine your PHP version try the next step of checking your PHP version via your website control panel.
Article last updated: 19th October, 2020