PYTHON gethostbyname

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gethostbyname

(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;
?>

See Also

  • gethostbyaddr() - Get the Internet host name corresponding to a given IP address
  • gethostbynamel() - Get a list of IP addresses corresponding to a given Internet host name