Compdigitec Labs

« | Home | »

Determine the OS and version of PHP

By admin | July 16, 2008

It is very hard to determine the OS of the server/computer that is running PHP. So therefore here are two very, very useful methods to get the OS and Version of PHP.
This finds the version and OS the PHP on your server, not that person that is visiting your site.

To get the version of PHP, use phpversion(), a hidden function in PHP. However, your OS maker may have customized this so it may not be a pure number. For example, on Ubuntu Linux it returns 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.1, but on a Windows binary from php.net it returns 5.2.5, which is a pure number.

And to get the OS of PHP, use the hidden constant PHP_OS. If it doesn’t work, you could also try the following, even though the chances are very unlikely:

$_ENV['OS']
$_SERVER['OS']
$_SERVER['SERVER_SOFTWARE'] // The OS Info may be in there

If you found this article helpful or interesting, please help Compdigitec spread the word. Don’t forget to subscribe to Compdigitec Labs for more useful and interesting articles!

Topics: PHP | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Determine the OS and version of PHP”

  1. funkymedia Says:
    March 15th, 2022 at 08:28

    … [Trackback]

    […] Here you can find 15210 additional Info on that Topic: compdigitec.com/labs/2008/07/16/determine-the-os-and-version-of-php/ […]

  2. slot999 Says:
    March 16th, 2022 at 08:06

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Info here to that Topic: compdigitec.com/labs/2008/07/16/determine-the-os-and-version-of-php/ […]

  3. บอลโลกโซนยุโรป Says:
    May 26th, 2022 at 18:59

    … [Trackback]

    […] Here you can find 76244 additional Info to that Topic: compdigitec.com/labs/2008/07/16/determine-the-os-and-version-of-php/ […]

Comments