PHP info

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: PHP info.

The phpinfo display contains information about the configuration of your PHP installation. This is useful for checking:

  • that your PHP installation meets Moodle's system requirements.
  • the values that are currently applied to your server's PHP install, e.g. File upload limits
  • that you have installed the required modules needed for Moodle to work, e.g. the LDAP module for LDAP authentication.

Displaying phpinfo in Moodle

An administrator can find PHP info in Settings > Site administration > Server > PHP info.

Displaying phpinfo outside of Moodle

To view the phpinfo information:

  • Create a file called info.php using your text editor, containing this single line:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
  • Save this file as info.php
  • Upload this file into the root web accessible folder on your server.
  • Now open this file in your browser. For example http://<server-name>/info.php.

Sample output

This is a sample output displayed.

http://www.php.net

=PHP Version 4.3.3=


System Windows NT MYLAPTOP0106 5.1 build 2600
Build Date Aug 24 2003 22:01:16
Server API Apache
Virtual Directory Support enabled
Configuration File (php.ini) Path C:\WINDOWS\php.ini
PHP API 20020918
PHP Extension 20020429
Zend Extension 20021010
Debug Build no
Thread Safety enabled
Registered PHP Streams php, http, ftp, compress.zlib

...

This output goes on for about 5 pages.

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