Secure hash and salt for PHP passwords

To securely hash and salt passwords in PHP, you can use the password_hash function. This function uses the bcrypt hashing algorithm, which is secure and resistant to attacks.

Here's an example of how to use it:


$password = 'mypassword';
$hashed_password = password_hash($password, PASSWORD_DEFAULT);

echo $hashed_password;

The password_hash function generates a random salt for you, so you don't have to worry about generating and storing a salt yourself. It also hashes the password using a strong hashing algorithm, so you don't have to worry about choosing a hashing algorithm or implementing it yourself.

To verify a password, you can use the password_verify function:


$password = 'mypassword';
$hashed_password = '$2y$10$abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz';

if (password_verify($password, $hashed_password)) {
  echo 'Password is valid!';
} else {
  echo 'Invalid password.';

This is the recommended way to hash and verify passwords in PHP. It's secure and easy to use.