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PHP Manual :: gethostname

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(PHP >= 5.3.0)

gethostnameGets the host name


string gethostname ( void )

gethostname() gets the standard host name for the local machine.

Return Values

Returns a string with the hostname on success, otherwise FALSE is returned.


Example #1 A simple gethostname() example

echo gethostname(); // may output e.g,: sandie

// Or, an option that also works before PHP 5.3
echo php_uname('n'); // may output e.g,: sandie

See Also

  • gethostbyname() - Get the IPv4 address corresponding to a given Internet host name
  • gethostbyaddr() - Get the Internet host name corresponding to a given IP address
  • php_uname() - Returns information about the operating system PHP is running on

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