Easy way to data filter and validate in php

Before php 5.2.0 when we have to validate or filter user data, we normally use regex and some php functions. Some of those regex are difficult to understand. So normally most of the coders search in google to collect the correct regex to validate data and also use some php functions to filter data.

In php 5.2.0 a new extension is provided named filter to make these filter tasks much easy.  You can install it in your linux distro by simply typing in shell  pecl install filter

Before proceeding next at first check the available filters in your system:

echo '<pre>';
echo '</pre>';

Output in my system:

    [0] => int
    [1] => boolean
    [2] => float
    [3] => validate_regexp
    [4] => validate_url
    [5] => validate_email
    [6] => validate_ip
    [7] => string
    [8] => stripped
    [9] => encoded
    [10] => special_chars
    [11] => unsafe_raw
    [12] => email
    [13] => url
    [14] => number_int
    [15] => number_float
    [16] => magic_quotes
    [17] => callback

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[RFC] PHP 5.4 Strict Error Reporting

Testing with PHP 5.4 at E_ALL produces strict warning messages such as:

Strict (2048): Declaration of Product::beforeSave() should be compatible with Model::beforeSave($options = Array) [APP/Model/Product.php, line 4]

It’s an easy fix, for example in APP/Model/Product.php change:

public function beforeSave() {


public function beforeSave($options = array()) {

What is the default Maximum file upload size and how to change it?

By default Maximum file upload size is 128MB.

php_value upload_max_filesize 128M
php_value post_max_size 128M

If you want to change the default Maximum file upload size from 128MB to 1GB, then it can be done by changing in the these files..

1.) In .htaccess file (Apache + mod_php) add the following two lines to a .htaccess in the installed directory:

php_value upload_max_filesize 1G
php_value post_max_size 1G

2.) In php.ini file, which is located in the php folder (like C:/xampp/php/php.ini)

upload_max_filesize = 1G
post_max_size = 1G

After modifying the global php.ini you will need to restart the webserver to have changes take effect.