You can use a
phpinfo() page to view the current PHP information for your server.
This file outputs a large amount of information, 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
Because every system is set up differently,
phpinfo() is commonly used to check PHP configuration settings and for availablepredefined variables on your particular system.
phpinfo() is also a valuable debugging tool, as it contains all EGPCS (Environment, GET, POST, Cookie, and Server) data.
Create a phpinfo.php page
- To create a phpinfo file, open a plain text file, add the following lines, and save it:
// Show all information, defaults to INFO_ALL
Upload the file to the server. You should upload your file to the exact directory you want to test. Typically, this will be your html (
Visit the page in your browser. If you uploaded it to your html directory, you should now visithttp://www.example.com/phpinfo.php, replacing example.com with your own domain name.
Now you can view all of the information about PHP for your server for that particular directory.