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WordPress Server Information

While building or moving WordPress site, we often have questions like these to know WordPress server information:

  • Which version of PHP server is using?
  • What server software is hosting server using?
  • Version of MySQL hosting server is using?
  • What operating system does your site hosting use?

These are questions often asked by WordPress users while preparing to install WordPress. Furthermore, these questions are asked while troubleshooting a problem with a WordPress installation.

Working with WordPress, sometimes you may come across a situation that needs some information about your hosting environment. Since, finding hosting information is not difficult, and you can ask hosting provider for it. Like what version of Apache server, PHP, and MySQL available or they are using.

In addition, sometimes we may need to find information about file system permissions or what numbers of cron/batch jobs exists. In this article, I will show a quicker way to get hosting information in WordPress.

You can definitely use phpinfo() function to see complete environment. But to see specific and useful details there is one plugin available which you can use.

WP Tech Lookup

First thing you need to do is download, install and activate this plugin. WP Tech Lookup plugin works out of the box, and you don’t have to configure no settings required. Upon activation simply visit Tools -> WP Tech Lookup option in your WordPress admin to see WordPress sever information.

WP Tech Lookup is a simple WordPress utiliy plugin. Once installed it will show important WordPress server information including hosting server information, WordPress information, database information, file permissions and WordPress cron job information. Features of this plugin are mentioned below.

Hosting server information

Hosting Server Information
Hosting Server Information
  • Server name and IP address
  • Protocol, CGI version and software  hosting server is using
  • Operating system and available ports
  • PHP version and maximum limit of size, vars, memory and execution time
  • Status of PHP variables like globals and safe mode
  • Database software details
  • Version of database and maximum number of connections allowed

WordPress information

WordPress Information
WordPress Information
  • Version of WordPress
  • Themes information including active theme, version, author, etc…
  • Active plugins and CPT details (if used)
  • Database connection and character set information
  • Debug mode status

WordPress directory permissions

WordPress Directory Permissions
Directory Permissions With Warning
Correct WordPress Directory Permissions
Correct WordPress Directory Permissions
  • List of all main WordPress directory with path
  • Recommended and current directory permissions
  • Status indicator for wrong and right directory permissions

Database information

Database Information
Database Information
  • All database tables and engine for each table
  • Date when last updated
  • Number of records in each table
  • Table size

List of all WordPress cron jobs

WordPress Cron Jobs
WordPress Cron Jobs
  • Event action and key
  • Schedule status of cron
  • Cron interval
  • Last execution time
  • Arguments of cron

Probably, beginners often get confused when someone ask for these kind of information. Therefore, I hope that this article helped you get system information for your WordPress site.

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Comments (2)

  • Jude UrlanzaJuly 14, 2017

    Awesome blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally confused .. Any suggestions? Many thanks!

    • freelancerJuly 14, 2017

      Hey Jude, thank you for stopping by on this blog. WordPress is the best available CMS, for your need I recommend that you should go for it and no need to find any other paid services. Thanks.

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