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Operators are used in expressions to perform operations on operands. There are several operators supported by PHP which are categorized into following categories:

  • Arithmetic operators
  • Assignment operators
  • Comparison operators
  • Increment/Decrement operators
  • Logical operators
  • String operators
  • Array operators


Arithmetic Operators


PHP arithmetic operators are used along with numbers to perform operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication etc. Below is a list of arithmetic operators:




Assignment Operators


PHP assignment operators are used in assignment expressions to store the value of expression in to a variable. Below is a list of assignment operators:




Increment/Decrement Operators


The increment/decrement operators are used to increment the value of variable by 1 or decrement the value of variable by 1. The increment operator is ++ and decrement operator is –.


Relational or Comparison Operators


PHP comparison operators are used to compare two values and are frequently seen in Boolean expressions. Below is a list of comparison operators:




Logical Operators


PHP logical operators are used find the Boolean value of multiple conditional expressions. Below is a list of logical operators:




String Operators


PHP provides two operators which are used with strings only. They are listed below:




Array Operators 


Below is a list of operators which are used with arrays:



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