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How to add a phpinfo file in your site to check PHP information

This article describes about creating a phpinfo.php file on your site. You can use a phpinfo() page to view the current PHP information for your server such as:

  • Information about PHP compilation options and extensions
  • PHP version
  • Server information and environment (if compiled as a module)
  • PHP environment
  • OS version information, paths, master and local values of configuration options
  • HTTP headers
  • PHP license, etc.

How to Create phpinfo.php File?

Its very easy to create a phpinfo.php file. Just open any text editor you use on your computer (Notepad/Edit Plus in Windows or Sublime, Gedit on Linux) and add the following line, and save the file as phpinfo.php

<?php phpinfo();

Upload the file to your Server/Site.

Upload the file in the public_html directory of your site. Refer this tutorial about uploading a file using cPanel File Manager.

Checking the PHP information in the browser

Now open the URL “http://yourdomain.com/phpinfo.php” on a browser and you will be showing all PHP related information of the folder. You should see a similar view when a file is accessed via browser:


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