Tag Archives: php

Use clientside ssl certificate with curl and php

By | June 13, 2012

Clientside certificates are often used in soap webservices. For example the wsdl file link might require a clientside certificate. The server throws an error like this : HTTP Error 403.7 – Forbidden: SSL client certificate is required. Curl Command To use clientside certificate with curl , test the following command curl –cert certificate_file.pem https://www.example.com/some_protected_page or… Read More »

40+ Useful Php tips for beginners – Part 3

By | April 7, 2012

Part 2 26. Avoid direct SQL query , abstract it $query = "INSERT INTO users(name , email , address , phone) VALUES(‘$name’ , ‘$email’ , ‘$address’ , ‘$phone’)"; $db->query($query); //call to mysqli_query() The above is the simplest way way of writing sql queries and interacting with databases for operations like INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE etc. But… Read More »

40+ Useful Php tips for beginners – Part 2

By | April 7, 2012

Part 1 11. Do not gzip output in your application , make apache do that Thinking of using ob_gzhandler ? No dont do that. It doesnt make sense. Php is supposed to write your application. Dont worry about how to optimise data transfer between server and browser inside Php. Use apache mod_gzip/mod_deflate to compress content… Read More »

15+ tips to secure your php application

By | May 27, 2013

Php is used to write web applications which are online and publicly accessible. Therefore security is a fundamental necessity of these applications to keep the data safe and free from unauthorized access. Below are a bunch of simple tips/hacks/ideas to design your php applications to have better security. The Code 1. Avoid short tags If… Read More »

Php get list of locales installed on system

By | March 26, 2012

On linux , the list of locales installed on the system can be fetched through the terminal command locale -a : $ locale -a C C.UTF-8 en_AG en_AG.utf8 en_AU.utf8 en_BW.utf8 en_CA.utf8 en_DK.utf8 en_GB.utf8 en_HK.utf8 en_IE.utf8 en_IN en_IN.utf8 en_NG en_NG.utf8 en_NZ.utf8 en_PH.utf8 en_SG.utf8 en_US.utf8 en_ZA.utf8 en_ZM en_ZM.utf8 en_ZW.utf8 es_AR.utf8 es_BO.utf8 es_CL.utf8 es_CO.utf8 es_CR.utf8 es_DO.utf8 es_EC.utf8 es_ES.utf8… Read More »