This page allows you to customize the PHP.net site to some degree
to your own liking.
These settings will be active on all official PHP.net mirror sites,
and are stored using cookies, so you need to have cookies enabled
to let your settings work.
If you use a shortcut or search for a function, the language used
is determined by checking for the following settings. The list is
in priority order, the first is the most important. Normally you don't
need to set your preferred language, as your last seen language is
always remembered, and is a good estimate on your preferred language
most of the time.
These settings are only overridden in case you have passed a language
setting URL parameter or POST data to a page or you are viewing a manual
page in a particular language. In these cases, the explicit specification
overrides the language selected from the above list.
The language setting is honored when you use an
URL shortcut, when you start
a function list search on a non-manual page, when you visit
the manual download or
language selection pages, etc.
The PHP.net site and mirror sites try to detect your country
using the Directi
Ip-to-Country Database. This information is used to mark
the events in your country specially and to offer close mirror
sites if possible on the download page and on the mirror listing
When you try to access a PHP.net page via an URL shortcut, and
the site is unable to find that particular page, it falls back
to a documentation search, or a function list lookup, depending on
your choice. The default is a function list lookup, as most of
the URL shortcut users try to access function documentation pages.
The php.net site redirects users to mirror sites in several cases
automatically. It tries to find a close mirror first (a mirror in the
user's country), and if no such mirror is found, it selects one mirror
randomly. Here you can set one preferred mirror site for yourself in
case you are not satisfied with the automatic selection.
Please note that in case the site finds your preferred mirror site disabled
for some reason, it will fall back to the automatic selection procedure, but
will not alter your preferences, so next time when your selected server works,
the redirections will lead you there.
We are experimenting with listing near by User Groups. This feature is highly experimental
and will very likely change a lot and be broken at times.