Seldom every php developer need some php url functions to work with , usually while parsing a web portal or finding the links url functions come very handy.
Here are URL based functionalities a developer may need .
1) Get the url of the portal:-
2) Parse the url for extracting all components:-
$url_demo = 'http://user:pass@host/path?arg=val'; print_r(parse_url($url_demo));
Hope these handy code snippets would help you to save time for URL formatting in PHP.