PHP Constant tutorial with practicle example

PHP Constant tutorialConstant: Constant refers to fixed value that does not change the value during the execution of program. Constant are defined using PHP’s define () function which accept two arguments. The $ prefixed is not required for constant.



A simple Example :

<?php
//define constant
define('PI',3.14);
$r=5;
//use constant
$area=PI*$r*$r;
echo "Area of circle=".$area;
?>

Result - 78.5

Practical example:
This script is used for data base connection.

<?php
   define('MYSQL_HOST','localhost');
   define('MYSQL_USER','root');
   define('MYSQL_PASS','');
?>

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