System Information

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukYou can see a summary of the applications being used by your website, including PHP and MySQL, when you select the System Information link from the Information Panel in the System Dashboard.

Whilst you will see a warning on the Home Dashboard when your website's Joomla! CMS is out of date, you won't see a similar such warning about PHP or MySQL. 1

And for this reason, you should frequently check which versions of these important web applications are being used by your server, and whether they are the latest version and release compatible with your Joomla! CMS.

You could visit the Hosting Control Panel providing by your hosting provider to check which versions, but it is arguably quicker and easier to check this screen instead.

system info dashboard system

We tell you how to check what is the latest available release in our Web Hosting Environment article.

And post updates in JOOMLERS.UK News when new releases are published.

Read more: Web Hosting Environment.

Read more: JOOMLERS.UK News.

1 This guide assumes your website is being hosted on a Linux server.

 

SYSTEM INFORMATION SCREEN

When you open the System Information screen you will see several tabs - shown here.

system info tabs

And under the System Information tab, a summary of the web applications (and their versions).

We have highlighted the ones you should keep a close eye on.

system info settings
 

Useful Links

These links will help you compare the listed version of Joomla! CMS, PHP and MySQL 1  with the known latest available release.

1 This guide assumes you are hosting your website on a Linux server.

 

System Information Help Screen

 

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