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PHP | inet_pton() Function

PHP inet_pton() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP inet_pton() Function.

The built-in inet_pton() function is used to convert human readable Ip address into an in_addr format.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string inet_pton ( string $address )

Parameter Details

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it contains IPv4, or IPv6 address.

Return Value

This function returns an in_addr address on success, else it shows a failure message.


Try out the following example below -

   $in_addr = inet_pton('');


The following code above reconverts the IP address into an in_addr format address.

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP ip2long() Function.

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