LXXX. PHP Options&Information
This functions enable you to get a lot of information about PHP itself,
e.g. runtime configuration, loaded extensions, version and much more.
You'll also find functions to set options for your running PHP.
The probably best known function of PHP - phpinfo() -
can be found here.
No external libraries are needed to build this extension.
There is no installation needed to use these
functions; they are part of the PHP core.
The behaviour of these functions is affected by settings in php.ini.
Table 1. PHP Options/Inf Configuration Options
For further details and definition of the PHP_INI_* constants see
Here's a short explanation of
the configuration directives.
Enable assert() evaluation.
Terminate script execution on failed assertions.
Issue a PHP warning for each failed assertion.
user function to call on failed assertions
Use the current setting of error_reporting() during
assertion expression evaluation. If enabled, no errors are shown
(implicit error_reporting(0)) while evaluation. If disabled, errors are
shown according to the settings of error_reporting()
This directive is really only useful in the Apache module
version of PHP. You can turn dynamic loading of
PHP extensions with dl() on and
off per virtual server or per directory.
The main reason for turning dynamic loading off is
security. With dynamic loading, it's possible to ignore all
The default is to allow dynamic loading, except when using
safe mode. In safe mode, it's
always impossible to use dl().
This sets the maximum time in seconds a script is allowed to
run before it is terminated by the parser. This helps
prevent poorly written scripts from tying up the server. The
default setting is 30.
The maximum execution time is not affected by system calls,
the sleep() function, etc. Please see the
set_time_limit() function for more
You can not change this setting with ini_set() when
running in safe mode. The only workaround is to turn off safe mode or
by changing the time limit in the php.ini.
Sets the magic_quotes state for GPC (Get/Post/Cookie)
operations. When magic_quotes are on, all ' (single-quote),
" (double quote), \ (backslash) and NUL's are escaped
with a backslash automatically.
magic_quotes_sybase directive is also ON it will
completely override magic_quotes_gpc. Having both directives
enabled means only single quotes are escaped as
''. Double quotes, backslashes and
NUL's will remain untouched and unescaped.
See also get_magic_quotes_gpc()
If magic_quotes_runtime is enabled,
most functions that return data from any sort of external
source including databases and text files will have quotes
escaped with a backslash. If
is also on, a single-quote is escaped with a single-quote instead
of a backslash.
This extension has no resource types defined.
The constants below are always available as part of the PHP core.
Table 2. Pre-defined phpcredits() constants
|CREDITS_GROUP||1||A list of the core developers|
General credits: Language design and concept, PHP 4.0
authors and SAPI module.
A list of the server API modules for PHP, and their authors.
A list of the extension modules for PHP, and their authors.
The credits for the documentation team.
Usually used in combination with the other flags. Indicates
that the a complete stand-alone HTML page needs to be
printed including the information indicated by the other
The credits for the quality assurance team.
All the credits, equivalent to using: CREDITS_DOCS +
CREDITS_GENERAL + CREDITS_GROUP + CREDITS_MODULES + CREDITS_QA
CREDITS_FULLPAGE. It generates a complete stand-alone HTML
page with the appropriate tags. This is the default value.
Table 3. phpinfo() constants
The configuration line, php.ini location, build date, Web
Server, System and more.
PHP 4 Credits. See also phpcredits().
Current Local and Master values for php directives. See
Loaded modules and their respective settings.
Environment Variable information that's also available in
predefined variables from EGPCS (Environment, GET,
POST, Cookie, Server).
PHP License information. See also the license faq.
Shows all of the above. This is the default value.
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