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PHP mysqli: get_host_info() function

mysqli_get_host_info() function / mysqli::$host_info

The mysqli_get_host_info() function / mysqli::$host_info returns the MySQL server hostname and the connection type.

Syntax:

Object oriented style

string $mysqli->host_info;

Procedural style

string mysqli_get_host_info ( mysqli $link )

Parameter:

Name Description Required/Optional
connection A link identifier returned by mysqli_connect() or mysqli_init() Required for procedural style only and Optional for Object oriented style

Usage: Procedural style

mysqli_get_host_info(connection);

Parameter:

Name Description Required/Optional
connection Specifies the MySQL connection to use. Required

Return value:

A character string representing the server hostname and the connection type.

Version: PHP 5, PHP 7

Example of object oriented style:

<?php
$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
    printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
    exit();
}

/* print host information */
printf("Host info: %s\n", $mysqli->host_info);

/* close connection */
$mysqli->close();
?>

Output:

Host info: MySQL host info: localhost via TCP/IP

Example of procedural style:

<?php
$link = mysqli_connect("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
    printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
    exit();
}

/* print host information */
printf("Host info: %s\n", mysqli_get_host_info($link));

/* close connection */
mysqli_close($link);

?>

Output:

Host info: Localhost via UNIX socket

Example:

<?php
$con=mysqli_connect("localhost","user1","datasoft123","hr");
// Check connection
if (mysqli_connect_errno())
  {
  echo "Failed to connect to MySQL: " . mysqli_connect_error();
  }

echo mysqli_get_host_info($con);

mysqli_close($con);
?>

Output:

MySQL host info: localhost via TCP/IP

See also

PHP Function Reference

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PHP: Tips of the Day

var_export(): var_export() dumps a PHP parseable representation of the item.

You can pass true as the second parameter to return the contents into a variable.

Example:

<?php
$myarray = [ "PHP", "Tips" ];
$mystring = "PHP Tips";
$myint = 28;

var_export($myarray);
var_export($mystring);
var_export($myint);
?>

Output:

array (
  0 => 'PHP',
  1 => 'Tips',
)'PHP Tips'28

To put the content into a variable, you can do this:

$array_export = var_export($myarray, true);
$string_export = var_export($mystring, true);
$int_export = var_export($myint, 1); // any `Truthy` value

After that, you can output it like this:

printf('$myarray = %s; %s', $array_export, PHP_EOL);
printf('$mystring = %s; %s', $string_export, PHP_EOL);
printf('$myint = %s; %s', $int_export, PHP_EOL);

Example:

<?php
$myarray = [ "PHP", "Tips" ];
$mystring = "PHP Tips";
$myint = 28;
$array_export = var_export($myarray, true);
$string_export = var_export($mystring, true);
$int_export = var_export($myint, 1);
printf('$myarray = %s; %s', $array_export, PHP_EOL);
printf('$mystring = %s; %s', $string_export, PHP_EOL);
printf('$myint = %s; %s', $int_export, PHP_EOL);
?>

This will produce the following output:

Output:

$myarray = array (
  0 => 'PHP',
  1 => 'Tips',
);
$mystring = 'PHP Tips';
$myint = 28;