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How to disable XDebug

If you want to disable XDebug on your server for some reason, you can do one of the following:
1.) Locate your php.ini file (the server’s php.ini or if your server allows it create one in the root of your website). Find the following directives and change them as below:


2.) Disable it just for one website [...]

PHP MIME E-mail decoding with PEAR’s MimeDecode

In my previous article “PHP e-mail PIPE, cPanel PIPE forwarding” I was explaining how you can create an e-mail PIPE and get the e-mail with PHP.
This is the code you should use to get the email from stdin:

// read from stdin
$fd = fopen("php://stdin", "r");
$email = "";
while (!feof($fd)) {
$email .= fread($fd, 1024);

Now, we have the content [...]

PHP e-mail PIPE, cPanel PIPE forwarding

E-mail PIPEs are e-mail forwarders that forward an email to an application and not an other email address. Recently I had to develop such a script so I thought I could share what I learned with you.
1.) Setting up the PIPE
Firstly you have to make sure your web hosting provider allows you to create E-mail [...]

CGI script and PHP

CGI it’s not a programming language. CGI(Common Gateway Interface) it’s just an interface between the http server and the software residing on the host machine.
You can write CGI script using a variety of programming languages: PHP, PERL, C, C++, etc.
Why use CGI scripts?
CGI scripts are very useful when you need to combine PHP with other [...]

Unzip with PHP

To unzip with PHP you need to have your PHP server compiled with php_zip.dll on Linux or the php_zip.dll extension active on Windows(activate it from php.ini).

$zip = zip_open("");
//first we open the zip file, $zip is a file handler

if ($zip) {
while ($zip_entry = zip_read($zip)) {
//reading each zip entry (zip file)

$fp = fopen("zip/".zip_entry_name($zip_entry), "w");
//open the file for [...]

Get the domain of an e-mail address with PHP

function getEmailDomain($email)
$email = trim($email);
$emails = explode(@, $email);
return trim($emails[1]);

Connect to your POP3/IMAP mailbox with php and read e-mails

Thanks to PHP’s library this is a very easy thing to do.  We will use the imap_ functions (their names start with imap_).  Imap_ functions can also work with POP3 mailboxes (don’t get fooled by their names).
In order to get all your new emails from your mailbox you would use this code:

if (($emailbox = imap_open("{computername:110/pop3}INBOX", [...]

Creating PDF documents from HTML content via PHP

Since PDF is such a very frequently used file type every web developer will face the challenge of developing an application that creates a PDF file.
And this is indeed a challenge. There are a few classes out there for PHP, but you can’t find a perfect one, because every one of them has to render [...]