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PHP Format numbers to Indian Numerical System

By | July 1, 2009

The numerical system used in India differs from the Western system in terms of the placement of the thousands separator. Example : Number -> 1000000 Indian System -> 10,00,000 (Ten Lakh) Western System -> 1,000,000 (1 Million) While echoing numbers in PHP it is possible to format numbers with such separators using functions like number_format…. Read More »

PHP: Get visitor’s location, city, country from IP address

By | July 11, 2019

Ip to Location Many applications need to get information about the geographical location of the user/visitor on their websites. This can be done in many ways. There are online services like ipinfodb and geoio that provide web based api to get the geolocation information about a given ip address. Services like Maxmind geoip provide free… Read More »

Restore Mysql Database from a sql or zip file using PHP

By | May 1, 2009

In a previous post we learnt how to inside php. In this example the same zip file would be used to restore the database. Code // Function to restore from a file function restore($path) { $f = fopen(‘restore/temp.sql’ , ‘w+’); if(!$f) { echo "Error While Restoring Database"; return; } $zip = new ZipArchive(); if ($zip->open($path)… Read More »

Backup mysql database with php and zip it

By | May 1, 2009

Many php applications prefer to backup the mysql database from within the application and save it as an archive. The mysqldump commandline utility can be used to perform this function of backing up a mysql database as sql file. The command would be like this : mysqldump –user=$username –password=$password –opt $db_name > $dir/backup.sql The above… Read More »

Php – parse text and convert urls into hyperlinks

By | May 10, 2020

The following function will parse a given text and convert all the urls into links. It does this using regular expressions. It converts email addresses to mailto links as well. Code function parse_links($str) { $str = str_replace(‘www.’, ‘http://www.’, $str); $str = preg_replace(‘|http://([a-zA-Z0-9-./]+)|’, ‘<a href="http://$1">$1</a>’, $str); $str = preg_replace(‘/(([a-z0-9+_-]+)(.[a-z0-9+_-]+)*@([a-z0-9-]+.)+[a-z]{2,6})/’, ‘<a href="mailto:$1">$1</a>’, $str); return $str; }