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base64_encode

Encodes data with MIME base64 (PHP 4, PHP 5)
string base64_encode ( string data )

Encodes the given data with base64.

This encoding is designed to make binary data survive transport through transport layers that are not 8-bit clean, such as mail bodies.

Base64-encoded data takes about 33% more space than the original data.

Parameters

data

The data to encode.

Return Values

The encoded data, as a string.

Examples

Example 2564. base64_encode() example

<?php
$str
= 'This is an encoded string';
echo
base64_encode($str);
?>

The above example will output:

VGhpcyBpcyBhbiBlbmNvZGVkIHN0cmluZw==