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Display MySQL server uptime in PHP

Stanislav KhromovStanislav Khromov

With this snippet you can print the uptime of a MySQL server from a PHP script. It uses PDO to make the connection.

If you know a simpler way to do this, feel free to post a comment!

    $dbh = new PDO('mysql:host=localhost;dbname=database_name', 'user', 'password');
    foreach($dbh->query("SHOW GLOBAL STATUS LIKE 'Uptime'") as $row)
        echo ' MySQL server OK, uptime ';   
        echo ($row['Value'] >= 31557000) ? ' >365 days' : (gmdate("z", ($row['Value'])) . ' days, ' . gmdate("H:i", $row['Value']));                        
catch (PDOException $e)
    print "MySQL server error: <br/> " . $e->getMessage();

The result will look something like this:

15 days, 04:38

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Comments 2
  • matt
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    matt matt

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    Hi, how to add hours, minutes and seconds? eg. working time server: 2d 8h 47m 22s.