What is PhpDig?
PhpDig is a PHP MySQL based
Web Spider & Search Engine.



md5 — Generates the MD5 hash of a string.


string md5(string);
string string: String for which to generate an MD5 hash


32-character string


md5() generates and returns the MD5 hash for the provided string.

The MD5 algorithm "[...takes as input a message of arbitrary length and produces as output a 128-bit 'fingerprint' or 'message digest' of the input. It is conjectured that it is computationally infeasible to produce two messages having the same message digest, or to produce any message having a given prespecified target message digest. The MD5 algorithm is intended for digital signature applications, where a large file must be 'compressed' in a secure manner before being encrypted with a private (secret) key under a public-key cryptosystem such as RSA." RFC 1321: The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm]


PHP 3+, PHP 4+

See also

To generate hashes using other algorithms:

The mhash functions



Example 1207. Generate an MD5 hash

$string = 'Porcupine Pie; Vanilla Soup';

echo "Original String  : $string",
     "MD5 hash of string: ", md5($string);

Original String   : Porcupine Pie; Vanilla Soup
MD5 hash of string: 12fdf01d82fb55b609fefe2192ec58c5

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