We’re starting to be consistent. PHP Constants are similar to variables except that they cannot change. They can’t change since constants are stored in the read-only-data segment. Why would you not want to keep data constant? A good example is when you want to store database connection information. You do not want to accidentally change the connection information somewhere later in your code and accidentally sever the database connection. How do we define constants in our code? With the define function. define() accepts two arguments: The first argument is the constant name. The second argument is the constant value.