(PHP 3, PHP 4 )

parse_url -- Parse a URL and return its components


array parse_url ( string url)

This function returns an associative array returning any of the various components of the URL that are present. This includes the

This function is not meant to validate the given URL, it only breaks it up into the above listed parts. Partial urls are also accepted, parse_url() tries its best to parse them correctly.

Example 1. Using parse_url()

$ php -r 'print_r( parse_url("http://username:password@hostname/path?arg=value#anchor"));'
    [scheme] => http
    [host] => hostname
    [user] => username
    [pass] => password
    [path] => /path
    [query] => arg=value
    [fragment] => anchor

$ php -r 'print_r( parse_url(""));'
    [scheme] => http
    [host] =>
    [path] => /

See also pathinfo(), parse_str(), dirname(), and basename().