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PHP will automatically convert data types as necessary across the board - you need not worry about it happening. If you specifically wish to override PHP's type conversion, you can perform what is called a type cast - you forcibly convert a variable of type A to type B. In PHP, type casting looks...
This is a guide, you will not have a stand-alone effect or file by the end of this guide, but you will - hopefully - have an understanding of the Unix timestamp that allows you a powerful form of managing your PHP applications. Note: This guide expects the reader to have an understanding on how...
The PDF (or portable document format) file is an amazingly versatile format for transferring what usually starts as a hard copy version of a document over the Internet. Many companies use the PDF format to transfer contracts, manuals, and other documents over the Internet without trying to convert...
The in-built array functions allow you to interact with and manipulate arrays in various ways. Arrays are essential for storing, managing, and operating on sets of variables. Simple and multi-dimensional arrays are supported, and may be either user created or created by another function. There...
Memcached is a high-performance open-source caching solution, generally used to improve web application performance by avoiding round-trips to RDBMS, to know more about memcached read Faster Webapps With Memcached. In this article we'll discuss about installing and using memcached in PHP. A PHP...
Introduction PHP comes with an extensive catalog of date and time functions, all designed to let you easily retrieve temporal information, massage it into a format you require, and either use it in a calculation or display it to the user. However, if you'd like to do something more complicated,...
When it becomes necessary to compare two or more text files in UNIX, most developers reach for the diff program. This program, included by default in almost all UNIX distributions, compares the files line by line and displays the changes between them in a number of different output formats. ...
All PHP coders are aware of the mail() function in PHP, which can be used to send mails. On Linux systems we ussually have Sendmail program installed, if someone is facing a problem sending mails with mail() function, they can alternatively use Sendmail to send mails. For sending mails using...
Every web-applications needs to transfer data from one page to another and one of the way of doing it is using sessions in PHP.. Sessions are a special type of variables used to transfer/carry data from one page to others.. In this tutorial i’ll be covering PHP version 4.1.0 and above.. Using...
Let us say you have some images and want to watermark those images with some other gif, jpeg, png images or with some plain text on the fly in PHP. It actually looks tough but it is very simple. Let us take a real time example of profile picture option we have here at where if you...
Cookies are basically small files which are stored in User’s Computer. Their main purpose is to hold data specific to a particular client and Website, They can only be accessed either by Web Server or the client computer. This allows the server to access user specific data while saving space on the...
Do a WHOIS query for any domain using the script below.:) <form method="POST" action= "<?$_SERVER?>"> <label>Do a WHOIS query:</label> <P> <INPUT name="domain" SIZE="20" MAXLENGTH="22"> <INPUT TYPE="SUBMIT" VALUE="Check name"> <INPUT TYPE="RESET" VALUE="Clear"> </P> </FORM>
A trend with a lot of new Web Designers is to blindly go for ASP or JSP for creating dynamic and interactive websites. Why use PHP for server-side scripting? This question comes in mind of a lot of Web Designers, especially in mind of designers/programmers who are only exposed to much hyped server...
Arrays are common to many programming languages. They are special variables which can hold more than one value, each stored in its own numbered 'space' in the array. Instead of having many similar variables, you can store the data as elements in an array.Each element in the array has its own ID so...
PHPExcel project provides a set of classes, which allow us to Read, Write and Create Excel documents in PHP. File formats, supported by PHPExcel are .xls, .xlsx, CSV, .ods, Gnumeric, PDF and HTML. Requirements for PHPExcel: PHP version >= 5.2.0 PHP extensions php_zip,php_xml,php_gd2...
Introduction XOR encryption is a trivially simple symmetric cipher which is used in many applications where security is not a defined requirement.Exclusive-OR encryption, while not a public-key system such as RSA, is almost unbreakable through brute force methods. It is susceptible to...