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parse_url — Breaks a URL into its various components.


array parse_url(URL);
string URL: URL to parse


Array containing the various components of the URL;


parse_url() returns an associative array that contains the various components of the given URL. This function can recognize the following components:

Component Description
scheme The protocol being used. Common schemes are FTP, HTTP, Telnet, and so on.
host The domain name of a network host, or an IPv4 address as a set of four decimal digit groups separated by literal periods; for example, or
port The port being accessed. In the URL, 443 is the port component.
user The username being passed for authentication. In the URL, some_user would be the user component.
pass The password being passed for authentication. In the above example, some_password would be the pass component.
path The path component contains the location to the requested resource on the given host. In the URL, /test/test.php is the path component.
query The query string for the request. In the URL, isbn=1578701902 is the query component.
fragment Provides additional retrieval information for the resource referenced by the URL. In the URL, index is the fragment component.

For detailed information on URLs (and URIs), consult RFC 2396.


PHP Version: 3+, 4+


Example 1367. Break some URLs into their components

// Make array of URLs to work with
$URLs = array (

// Loop through each array and display its components
foreach ($URLs as $URL) {
    print "\n$URL\n";
    print_r (parse_url ($URL));

    [scheme] => http
    [host] =>
    [path] => /pub/bar/baz.php
    [query] => query+data
    [scheme] => http
    [host] =>
    [path] => /index.html
    [fragment] => news
    [scheme] => ftp
    [host] =>
    [user] => username
    [pass] => password
    [path] => /

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