PHP Manual: gethostbyname


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gethostbyname

(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

gethostbyname --  Get the IP address corresponding to a given Internet host name

Description

string gethostbyname ( string hostname )

Returns the IP address of the Internet host specified by hostname.

Parameters

hostname

The host name.

Return Values

Returns the IP address or a string containing the unmodified hostname on failure.

Examples

Example 1. A simple gethostbyname() example

<?php
$ip
= gethostbyname('www.example.com');

echo
$ip;
?>