How to get the full request URL in PHP?

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How to get the full request URL of the page being processed in PHP?

If you are sure the request is a http or https one, and the PHP script is executed according to (e.g. by a load balancer or apache reverse proxy) the REQUEST_URI/HTTP_HOST which are set by the client, the PHP script can get the actual URL by

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

If it is necessary, escape the $url such as:

$url = htmlspecialchars($url, ENT_QUOTES, 'UTF-8');

Eric Ma

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