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gethostname

(PHP >= 5.3.0)

gethostnameGets the host name

Description

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.

Examples

Example #1 A simple gethostname() example

<?php
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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sainthyoga2003 at gmail dot com
8 months ago
for those who looks to get client machine name. this function only returns the server name where is running the app.

'n' parameter works for PHP 5.3 and earlier
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para aquellos que buscan obtener el nombre de la máquina cliente. Esta función solo devuelve el nombre del servidor donde se está ejecutando el código.

El parámetro 'n' funciona para versiones anteriores a PHP 5.3
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ws at satya-weblog dot com
9 months ago
Reply to above answer that, on window (wins 7)
echo gethostname();

is working now.
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JP
4 years ago
You can use php_uname("n") in Windows to return the host name. You may have worked this out already but it took my a blinkin age!
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