As I mentioned in my earlier article, Creating Arrays in PHP, arrays are very useful if you need to store and manipulate a large amount of data in one go. One useful way you can manipulate this data is to sort it in a particular order.
PHP gives you a large number of sorting functions that can sort arrays using many different criteria. For example, you can sort in ascending or descending order, by key, or by value. These functions make it really easy to sort arrays without getting bogged down in the details of sort algorithms.
We won’t try to cover every single PHP array-sorting function in this tutorial. Instead, you’ll learn about the functions that you’re likely to find the most useful in your everyday coding.
Let’s get started!