Most of the web server software has been installed with default settings that will lead to information leakage. One of them is a PHP software. Later this information can be used by hackers to try to exploit any vulnerabilities in the PHP version you are running, especially if you are running an older version with known weaknesses. In this article we will show you how to hide PHP version in Linux.
First make a backup copy of your php.ini file
cp -p /etc/php.ini /etc/php.ini.orig
Edit the php.ini and search for keyword expose_php and make it off by using your favorite editor:
nano /etc/php.ini expose_php = Off
Now restart the apache web server:
systemctl restart httpd
Done, We have successfully hide PHP version.