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Easy way to check PHP and MySQL version via SSH

Started by Rick, May 01, 2015, 04:50:18 PM



I am new to manage server via SSH. Is it possible to check PHP and MySQL version via SSH for cPanel server? I know we can upload phpifo page to check PHP version but I am curious if we can check it directly via SSH.



You can execute following commands via SSH to check PHP and MySQL version via SSH:

php -v
mysql -V



Below are the command to check the MySQL version you are using on your Linux server / machine through shell via SSH:

SSH Command: mysql -V

Open SSH Shell
Login to your server
Enter mysql -V command
You'll receive output in SHELL something like
mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.50, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 5.1
NOTE: Type above command carefully and exactly like "mysql -V" without quotes. If by mistake you typed "mysql -v" (without capital v) instead of "mysql -V" you'll see "Welcome to the MySQL monitor".


Its very easy to check MySQL version via SSH, you just have to enter below command for it.

You can check description for this here.

For PHP version you can run below command:
php -v


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You can easily check the PHP and MySQL versions via SSH (Secure Shell) by using the following commands:

Check PHP Version:

To check the PHP version installed on your server, use the following command:

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php -v
This command will display the PHP version along with other information about the PHP configuration.

Check MySQL Version:

To check the MySQL version installed on your server, use the following command:

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mysql --version
This command will display the MySQL client version.

Alternatively, you can use the mysql command to log in to the MySQL server and check the server version. Here's how:

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mysql -u your_username -p
Replace your_username with your MySQL username. You'll be prompted to enter your MySQL password. After successfully logging in, you can check the server version using the following SQL query:

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This query will display the MySQL server version.

By running these commands, you can quickly determine the PHP and MySQL versions installed on your server through SSH.