# Difference between the | and || or operator in php

PHPServer Side ProgrammingProgramming

## '|' Bitwise OR operator

'|' operator is a bitwise OR operator and is used to set the bit to 1 if any of the corresponding bit is 1.

## '||' Logical Or operator

'||' is a logical Or operator and works on complete operands as whole.

## Example

Following example, shows usage of '|' vs '||' operators.

Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<title>PHP Example</title>
<body>
<?php
$x = 1; // 0001$y = 2; // 0010

print('$x |$y = ');
echo $x |$y;
print("<br/>");
print('$x ||$y = ');
echo $x ||$y;
?>
</body>
</html>

## Output

$x |$y = 3
$x ||$y = 1
Published on 13-Jan-2020 11:03:48