PHP base64 encoder – scripts freecodesource

base64_encode — Encodes data with MIME base64

Description

string base64_encode ( string $data )

Encodes the given data with base64.This encoding is designed to make binary data survive transport through transport layers that are not 8-bit clean, such as mail bodies.Base64-encoded data takes about 33% more space than the original data.

Parameters

data

The data to encode.

Return Values

The encoded data, as a string or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 base64_encode() example

$str = 'This is an encoded string';
echo base64_encode($str);
?>

The above example will output:

VGhpcyBpcyBhbiBlbmNvZGVkIHN0cmluZw==