How to Check Your WordPress Website PHP Version

In this blog post, we will talk about how to check your WordPress website PHP version. The PHP version in a WordPress website refers to the version of the PHP programming language that is installed on the web server where the website is hosted. PHP is a server-side scripting language that WordPress is built on, and it is used to power many of the features and functionality of the platform.

It’s always recommended to keep your PHP version up to date with the latest stable release to ensure the security and stability of your website. Running an outdated or unsupported version of the PHP version on your WordPress website can result in security vulnerabilities, poor performance, and compatibility issues with newer versions of WordPress and its plugins and themes. 

How to Check Your WordPress Website PHP Version

To check the PHP version of your WordPress site, follow these steps:

  • First of all, log In to your WordPress website Admin Dashboard. 
  • Next, navigate to Site Health Screen from the Tools area.
  • On the Site Health screen, Navigate to Info Tab and expand the Server Section.
  • In the Server section area, you can see your PHP version and other information related to your Server.

How to Check Your WordPress Website PHP Version

Another easiest way to check your WordPress website PHP version is using the phpinfo() function, here is how to do that. 

  • Create a new PHP file using notepad or any other Text editor, add the following code to it, and save it as phpinfo.php


Now upload the file to the root directory of your WordPress site using FTP or a File Manager. Then, access the file in your browser by visiting The PHP version will be displayed on the page. Please note that you should delete the file once you’re done checking the PHP version, as it can pose a security risk if left on the server.


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