I just tried to know version of my PHP from windows command typing,
C:\> php -v
But it is not working. It says
php is not recognized as internal or external command.
in command prompt type below
Where C:\path\to\php is the folder where your
php.exe file is located. After this run
than you will see something like
PHP 5.4.9 (cli) (built: Dec 12 2012 07:06:13 )
You just need to find out where is your PHP folder.
- If you are using XAMPP or WAMP then you will see a php folder.
- You just need to go into the php folder using your cmd using command
cd \xampp\php (FOR XAMPP)
cd \wamp\php (FOR WAMP)
- And then just type in this command
- Then you will see something like
PHP 5.6.11 (cli) (built: Jul 9 2015 20:55:40)
Copyright (c) 1997-2015 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2015 Zend Technologies
It is most likely that php is not in your specified path.
Try to issue the php command with the full path, for example:
C:\> "C:\Program Files\php\php.exe" -v
Please note, that this is just an example, your php installation might be in a different directory.
For Beginners to anything php, it is usually stored in the C:/ path folder of your PC (My Computer).
1.Click Start Menu button
2.Type cmd and press enter to select the first program/application that responds to your search result.
A black window terminal will appear, this is known as a Command Line Interpreter
3.In the Terminal Window (Application) Type cd c: and press enter
4.Now type php -v and press enter
and viola there you’ll have the current php version that is installed in your machine
Easy Method is:
Just copy the file cmd.exe from c:/windows/system32/ and paste it to C:\xampp\php\
and run it,
when the cmd opens type ” php -v ” without quotes and hit enter…
you will get your php version..
For me, the PHP path traversed from php5.6.25 (or php7) installation folder, through wamp folder, bin and php…
- open cmd 2. type cd.. three times then 3. type c:\xampp\php now type php -v
- copy cmd.exe and go to the php folder (c:\path\php) and paste it.
- write in cmd: