PHP | mysqli_get_server_version() Function

PHP mysqli_get_server_version() Function


Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP mysqli_get_server_version() Function.

The mysqli_get_server_version() function in PHP gets the version number of the MYSQL server that you have currently connected to.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

mysqli_get_server_version($con);


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description
1

con(Mandatory)

This is an object representing a connection to MySQL Server.


Return Value

This PHP function returns an integer value representing the version of the underlying MYSQL Server to which a connection has been established.

PHP Version

This PHP function was first introduced in PHP version 5 and it works in all the later versions.

Example1

The following example below illustrates the usage of PHP mysqli_get_server_version() function (in a procedural style) -

<?php
   //Creating a connection
   $con = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");

   //MySQL server version
   $version = mysqli_get_server_version($con);
   print("Client Library Version Number: ".$version);

   //Closing the connection
   mysqli_close($con);
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Client Library Version Number: 50712

Example2

In an object oriented style the syntax of this function is $con->server_version. Following is the example of this function in an object oriented style -

<?php
   //Creating a connection
   $con = new mysqli("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");

   //MySQL server version
   $version = $con->server_version;
   print("MySQL Server Version Number: ".$version);

   //Closing the connection
   $con -> close();
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

MYSQL Server Version Number: 50712

Example3

Following is another example of the PHP mysqli_get_server_version() function -

<?php
   //Creating a connection
   $con = @mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");

   $code = mysqli_connect_errno();
   if($code){
      print("Connection Failed: ".$code);
   }else{
      print("Connection Established Successfully"."\n");
      $info = mysqli_get_server_version($con);
      print("MySQL Server Version Number: ".$info);
   }
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Connection Established Successfully
MYSQL Server Version Number: 50712

Example4

Try the following example below -

<?php
   $connection_mysql = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");
   
   if (mysqli_connect_errno($connection_mysql)){
      print("Failed to connect to MySQL: ".mysqli_connect_error());
   }
   print(mysqli_get_server_version($connection_mysql));
   
   mysqli_close($connection_mysql);
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

50712


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the mysqli_get_warnings() Function.

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