Remove URL Forward Slash Before Single or Double quotes in php.ini


To get rid of the forward Slashes (/) included before every single (') or double quote(") in PHP hosting. Edit the php.ini file and add the following line,

magic_quotes_gpc = Off;

If your PHP code works fine on a Windows system does not guarantee that it will also work on Linux or vice-versa. There are loads of issues that may come up when deploying your PHP code on a Linux environment, such as case-sensitivity issues and single quotes, double quotes, slash issues, etc. These issues can be resolved using the PHP configuration file i.e. php.ini file.

About PHP Magic Quotes

PHP magic quotes when ON all the single quotes (') , double quotes ("), backslashes (\), and NULL characters are escaped with a backslash automatically

PHP Magic quotes directives :

magic_quotes_gpc :If ON it affects HTTP GET, POST and COOKIE Request data.

magic_quotes_runtime: Though by default it's OFF but when this directive is ON, most functions that return data from an external source, including databases and text files, will have quotes escaped with a backslash. This can be set at runtime.

magic_quotes_sybase: If this directive is ON, a single-quote is escaped with a single-quote instead of a backslash.

Note: Magic Quotes have been DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0 and REMOVED as of PHP 5.4.0.



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