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PHP | gethostnamel() Function

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  • Last Updated : 29 Aug, 2019
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The gethostbynamel() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which returns a list of IPv4 address for a specified internet host/domain name.


gethostbynamel( string $hostname )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter $hostname which is required. It specifies the hostname whose IPv4 address list to be found.

Return Value: This function returns the list of IPv4 address of the specified host/domain name on success or FALSE on failure.

Note: This function is available for PHP 4.0.0 and newer version.

Below program illustrates the gethostbynamel() function in PHP:


$hostlist = gethostbynamel("");


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