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Check service versions on my VPS Linux server

Use these commands to check different versions of commonly installed services on your Linux Server on AlmaLinux, CentOS, Ubuntu, and Fedora.


Apache: /usr/sbin/httpd -v or httpd -v

Server version: Apache/2.4.6 (CentOS) Server built: May 30 2023 14:01:11

Apache on cPanel: /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -v

Server version: Apache/2.4.58 (cPanel) Server built: Jan 24 2024 00:14:47

Curl: rpm -q curl


Bash: bash --version

GNU bash, version 4.4.20(1)-release (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http:"" licenses="" gpl.html=""></http:>

Exim on cPanel: exim -bV

Exim version 4.96.2 #2 built 27-Dec-2023 11:01:49

Glibc: ldd --version or ls /lib/libc-*

ldd (GNU libc) 2.28

Kernel: uname -r


PHP on cPanel: php -v

PHP 8.1.27 (cli) (built: Jan 24 2024 00:32:48) (NTS) Copyright (c) The PHP Group Zend Engine v4.1.27, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies

PHP on Plesk: find /opt/plesk/php/*/bin/php

/opt/plesk/php/7.4/bin/php /opt/plesk/php/8.0/bin/php

MySQL: mysql --version or mysql -v

Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 15521 Server version: 8.0.36 MySQL Community Server - GPL

AlmaLinux/CentOS/Fedora: cat /etc/redhat-release

AlmaLinux release 8.9 (Midnight Oncilla)


Apache: /usr/sbin/apache2 -v or apache2 -v

Server version: Apache/2.4.52 (Ubuntu) Server built: 2023-10-26T13:44:44

Curl: curl --version

curl 7.81.0 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.81.0

Bash: bash --version

GNU bash, version 5.1.16(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http:"" licenses="" gpl.html=""></http:>

GLibc: ldd --version

ldd (Ubuntu GLIBC 2.35-0ubuntu3.4) 2.35 Copyright (C) 2022 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Kernel: uname -r


PHP: php --version

PHP 8.1.2-1ubuntu2.14 (cli) (built: Aug 18 2023 11:41:11) (NTS) Copyright (c) The PHP Group Zend Engine v4.1.2, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies with Zend OPcache v8.1.2-1ubuntu2.14, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

MySQL: mysql --version

mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.6.12-MariaDB, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using EditLine wrapper

Ubuntu: lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS Release: 22.04 Codename: jammy


OpenSSL: openssl version

OpenSSL 1.1.1k FIPS 25 Mar 2021

Pear: pear info pear | grep Version
Plesk: cat /usr/local/psa/version
Qmail: man qmail | grep version (This assumes any upgrades installed MAN pages.)
sshd: /usr/sbin/sshd -v

More info

These are just some of the commands to check versions of commonly installed software/services. There are many more software/services out there that can be installed. You can check the version by running this:

rpm -qa | grep XXXsoftwarenameXXX

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