How to get user web browser using php?

by raven_corwin , in category: PHP General , 5 months ago

How to get user web browser using php?

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1 answer

by aniya.jaskolski , 5 months ago

@raven_corwin 

Unfortunately, PHP does not have a built-in method to directly get the user's web browser information. However, you can use the $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'] superglobal variable to get the user agent string, which contains information about the user's browser.


Here's an example of how to get the user's browser using PHP:

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$userAgent = $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'];

if (strpos($userAgent, 'Chrome') !== false) {
    $browser = 'Google Chrome';
} elseif (strpos($userAgent, 'Firefox') !== false) {
    $browser = 'Mozilla Firefox';
} elseif (strpos($userAgent, 'Edge') !== false) {
    $browser = 'Microsoft Edge';
} elseif (strpos($userAgent, 'Safari') !== false) {
    $browser = 'Apple Safari';
} elseif (strpos($userAgent, 'Opera') !== false || strpos($userAgent, 'OPR') !== false) {
    $browser = 'Opera';
} else {
    $browser = 'Unknown';
}

echo 'Your web browser is: ' . $browser;


Note that this method is not foolproof and relies on checking for specific browser keywords within the user agent string. It may not accurately identify all browsers, especially if the user agent string has been modified.