How to Get the full URL in PHP

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I use this code to get the full URL:

$actual_link = 'http://'.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].$_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];

The problem is that I use some masks in my .htaccess, so what we see in the URL is not always the real path of the file.

What I need is to get the URL, what is written in the URL, nothing more and nothing less—the full URL.

I need to get how it appears in the Navigation Bar in the web browser, and not the real path of the file on the server.

Sep 16, 2020 in PHP by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

Have a look at $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], i.e.

$actual_link = "http://$_SERVER[HTTP_HOST]$_SERVER[REQUEST_URI]";

If you want to support both HTTP and HTTPS, you can use

$actual_link = (isset($_SERVER['HTTPS']) && $_SERVER['HTTPS'] === 'on' ? "https" : "http") . "://$_SERVER[HTTP_HOST]$_SERVER[REQUEST_URI]";

Hope it helps!!

Thank You!!

answered Sep 16, 2020 by Niroj
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