# PHP program to find the number of characters in the string

To find the number of characters in the string, the PHP code is as follows −

## Example

Live Demo

<?php
$my_string = "Hi there, this is a sample ";$len = mb_strlen($my_string); print_r("The number of characters in the string is "); echo$len;
?>

## Output

The number of characters in the string is 27

Above, a string is defined that has more than the required spaces in between −

$my_string = "Hi there, this is a sample "; Next, the length of the string is computed using the ‘strlen’ function. This length is assigned to a variable. This will give the characters present in the string including the spaces as well − $len = mb_strlen($my_string); The length computed is then printed on the screen − print_r("The number of characters in the string is "); echo$len;