How to Check PHP Version in WordPress Without Plugin?

There are a few ways to check the PHP version of your WordPress website without using a plugin:

  1. Using the WordPress dashboard:
  • Login to your WordPress dashboard
  • Go to “Tools” > “Site Health”
  • Scroll down to the “Info” tab
  • Look for the “Server” section which displays the PHP version
  1. Using a code snippet:
  • Create a new file named “phpinfo.php” and add the following code:
    <?php phpinfo(); ?>
  • Upload the file to the root directory of your WordPress installation using FTP or a file manager in cPanel
  • Access the file via your web browser (e.g.
  • Look for the “PHP Version” section
  1. Using the command line:
  • Connect to your website’s server via SSH or a terminal
  • Run the following command:php -v
  • The output should display the PHP version installed on the server.

Note: It’s important to keep your PHP version up-to-date for security and performance reasons.