I am using xampp on my Ubuntu OS. And I need to know what version of PHP my xampp is using. How do I do that?

3 Answers 3


Put this in your root directory:


Save it as phpinfo.php and point your browser to it (this could be http://localhost/phpinfo.php)

  • More information (you can get much more information than just the version).
  • Example (random image):

Screenshot of phpinfo() output

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    Hopefully short_open_tag is enabled, maybe <?php Mar 18, 2014 at 17:48
  • the command is more good than creating this file. Jan 1, 2018 at 6:04

Try with command from terminal

sudo /opt/lampp/bin/php -v

first you have to need the version of your Xampp

xampp -v 


xampp --version

Then you can check the php version from xampp website

you can't know it from command line since it's bundled inside the Xampp

  • -v is better option
    – 2707974
    Mar 18, 2014 at 11:09
  • Ok friend I'll memorize that
    – user259474
    Mar 18, 2014 at 11:10
  • or search this file readme_en.txt to find version details
    – Waqar
    Oct 4, 2016 at 5:16

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