Server/Version Info

Clicking Version on the top right Admin navigation menu gets you to this page.     Version Link

The Server/Version info page allows you to view information about the server on which you are running Zen Cart.

The information at the top of the page gives you a quick snapshot of the most critical server configuration items:

  • (a) PHP Version: Version of PHP you are using
  • (b) Database Engine: Version of MySQL you are using
  • (c) PHP Memory Limit: The amount of memory a script is allowed to allocate, per the PHP Documentation on this setting. Read more about choosing an initial value for memory limit in PHP memory limit and Zen Cart, and checking and updating the value in PHP memory_limit
  • (d) Database: (Since Zen Cart 1.5.6) the name of the database from your admin/includes/configure.php file

Next is information about Zen Cart itself:

  • (e) history of your database
  • (f) your Zen Cart version

Note: The best practice is to be running the latest Zen Cart version.

Next, below (a) is the output of phpinfo().

Zen Cart Version information

Be sure the version of PHP (a) you are running is a supported version. Running an older unsupported version leaves you vulnerable to attack by bad guys. Note that updating PHP sometimes means upgrading your Zen Cart software so that you’re running the latest Zen Cart version.

If your Database Engine (b) value shows MariaDB, then, if needed, you can see the MySQL to MariaDB compatibility matrix here.

If you are coming to this page because of a new problem with your cart, be sure your Zen Cart version (f) is compatible with your PHP version (a). Refer to the PHP Version - Zen Cart version compatibility matrix.

More Info on Version Checking

Still have questions? Use the Search box in the upper right, or try the full list of FAQs. If you can't find it there, head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified January 10, 2024 by Scott C Wilson (27260fa).