Amiya Sahu Developer

Detect JQuery AJAX Requests with PHP

When you make a AJAX call to the server using JQuery, it adds a special header along with the request.

So you can check on the server side against this header.

If the header HTTP_X_REQUESTED_WITH is present and is equal to XMLHttpRequest, then the AJAX call is made via jQuery.

// returns true if the request is made with XMLHttpRequest header 
function isXhr() {
    return $_SERVER['HTTP_X_REQUESTED_WITH'] === 'XMLHttpRequest';

// Usage 

if(isXhr()) {
    echo "The AJAX Request is made from JQuery ";
} else {
    echo "The AJAX Request might not be made from JQuery ";