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PHP | sha1() Function

PHP sha1() 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 sha1() Function.

The built-in PHP sha1() function calculates the SHA-1 hash of a string.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string sha1 ( string $str [, bool $raw_output = false ] )

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


It contains the information about the filename of the file to hash



It is a boolean value that indicates the output

Return Value

This built-in function returns the SHA1 hash as a string on success, or false on failure.


Try out the example below -

   $input = "webdesigntutorialz";
   echo sha1($input);


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -


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

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