How to determine the MySQL version

This article describes how to determine which MySQL version is installed on a server.

Determining the MySQL version

There are several ways to determine the MySQL version installed on your server. Use whichever of the following methods you prefer.

Method #1: Use cPanel

To determine the MySQL version using cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the right sidebar, under GENERAL INFORMATION, click Server Information:

  3. On the Server Information page, locate the MySQL Version row:

    cPanel - Server Information - MySQL version

Method #2: Use phpMyAdmin

To determine the MySQL version using phpMyAdmin, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to phpMyAdmin.
    If you are using cPanel, you can log in to cPanel, and then in the DATABASES section of the cPanel home screen, click the phpMyAdmin icon:

    cPanel - phpMyAdmin icon

  2. The phpMyAdmin page appears. In the Database server section appears the MySQL version:

    phpMyAdmin - MySQL version information

Method #3: Use the command line

To determine the MySQL version from the command line, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your account using SSH.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following command:
    mysql --version
  3. To view more detailed MySQL version information, log in to MySQL using the mysql program, and then type the following query:

    SHOW VARIABLES LIKE "%version%";

    This shows detailed version information for MySQL, the database engine, the SSL library, and more:

    MariaDB [(none)]> SHOW VARIABLES LIKE "%version%";
    | Variable_name                     | Value                                                      |
    | in_predicate_conversion_threshold | 1000                                                       |
    | innodb_version                    | 10.3.23                                                    |
    | protocol_version                  | 10                                                         |
    | slave_type_conversions            |                                                            |
    | system_versioning_alter_history   | ERROR                                                      |
    | system_versioning_asof            | DEFAULT                                                    |
    | version                           | 10.3.23-MariaDB-cll-lve                                    |
    | version_comment                   | MariaDB Server                                             |
    | version_compile_machine           | x86_64                                                     |
    | version_compile_os                | Linux                                                      |
    | version_malloc_library            | jemalloc 3.6.0-0-g46c0af68bd248b04df75e4f92d5fb804c3d75340 |
    | version_source_revision           | 607467bd63db2c6ca64610eb9f4e703711f4dfc6                   |
    | version_ssl_library               | OpenSSL 1.0.2k-fips  26 Jan 2017                           |
    | wsrep_patch_version               | wsrep_25.24                                                |
    14 rows in set (0.002 sec)
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