PHP syntax checker


PHP code

PHP version for code checker

PHP error checker allows to check your PHP code syntax, and find PHP errors easily and quickly. This PHP code checker tool highlights and goes to line with a syntax error.

You can check syntax for PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 :)

To check your code, you must copy and paste, drag and drop a PHP file or directly type in the "PHP code" online editor below, and click on "Check PHP syntax" button.

You can see the user guide to help you to use this php checker tool.

User guide

To check syntax code:

  • First, Drag and drop your PHP file or copy / paste your PHP text directly into the editor above.
  • Finally, you must click on "Check PHP syntax" button to display if there is an syntax error in your code.

PHP code checker tool

PHP, a versatile scripting language predominantly employed on the server side, also doubles as a robust general-purpose programming language. Embracing its multifaceted nature, developers often harness PHP for a spectrum of applications beyond its primary scripting capabilities.

PHP error checker tool allows to find syntax errors (lint). You can test your PHP code online directly in your browser.

In case of a detected syntax error, the tool highlights the erroneous line and swiftly navigates to it, eliminating the need for manual line-by-line searches and saving valuable development time.

Employing online testing proves valuable for time-saving, especially during deployment, enhancing efficiency in your development workflow.
No, I'm kidding; that's something ChatGPT came up with. This tool is only handy in specific cases, definitely not to be used in a development workflow, haha.

Note: If you want to run php code you can use our PHP Online tool.


An API is available to test the syntax of your PHP scripts.
I don't see any obvious utility in using it. Perhaps you can discover specific applications or advantages to its use. Thank you for using it sparingly.


Check the PHP syntax. PHP versions: 5.6.40, 7.4.8, 8.0.0.

	// Your PHP code
JavaScript example:
const request = new XMLHttpRequest();"POST", "", true);
request.onreadystatechange = () => {
request.send('<?php echo "Hello"; ?>');
Success: 200
   "stdout":"No syntax errors detected"
Error: 400
    "code": 4294967295,
    "stdout": "\nParse error: syntax error, unexpected 'dir' (T_STRING) in file on line 3\nErrors parsing file\n"
Error: 500
PHP version is not available

About PHP

PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a server-side scripting language especially suited for web development. PHP scripts can be embedded into HTML, providing versatility. PHP also serves as a robust general-purpose programming language.

PHP has gained popularity among web developers due to its advantages: simplicity, cost-effectiveness, flexibility, scalability, support for Content Management Systems (CMS), and a vast and vibrant community.