PHP - test the internet connection

December 2016

PHP is a scripting language that is widely used by web developers. PHP is mainly used to design dynamic and interactive web pages. While developing web pages it is possible to determine whether the internet connection is working fine or not. Generally if Google.com opens then that means that the internet connection is working fine as this page opens easily and seamlessly. This can be checked in PHP with the help of a custom code.


Issue


Is there a PHP function to verify whether or not you are connected to the internet?

Solution


One way to check if you are connected to the internet is to verify that you can connect to Google.com.


This is based upon the principle that the connection to a particular website is more often prone to failure than google.com.


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