PHP session is used to store and pass information from one page to another temporarily (until user close the website).
PHP session technique is widely used in shopping websites where we need to store and pass cart information e.g. username, product code, product name, product price etc from one page to another.
PHP session creates unique user id for each browser to recognize the user and avoid conflict between multiple browsers.
PHP session_start() function
PHP session_start() function is used to start the session. It starts a new or resumes existing session. It returns existing session if session is created already. If session is not available, it creates and returns new session.
PHP $_SESSION is an associative array that contains all session variables. It is used to set and get session variable values.
Example: Store information
Example: Get information
PHP Session ExampleFile: session1.php
PHP Session Counter ExampleFile: sessioncounter.php
PHP Destroying Session
PHP session_destroy() function is used to destroy all session variables completely.File: session3.php
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