Destroying Sessions and Unsetting Variables
You can use session_destroy() to end a session, erasing all session variables. The session_destroy() function requires no arguments. You should have an established session for this function to work as expected. The following code fragment resumes a session and abruptly destroys it:
When you move on to other pages that work with a session, the session you have destroyed will not be available to them, forcing them to initiate new sessions of their own. Any registered variables will be lost.
The session_destroy() function does not instantly destroy registered variables, however. They remain accessible to the script in which session_destroy() is called (until it is reloaded). The following code fragment resumes or initiates a session and registers a variable called test, which we set to 5. Destroying the: session does not destroy the registered variable.
session_start(); $_SESSION[test] = 5; session_destroy(); print $_SESSION[test]; // prints 5
session_start(); $_SESSION[test] = 5; session_destroy(); unset($_SESSION[test]); print $_SESSION[test]; // prints nothing.