Unveiling Timeless Secrets within the Code Static methods are methods that belong to the class, and not to the object. Methods that belong to objects are sometimes referred to as instance methods. Similarly to how we accessed constants in the previous article without having to instantiate the class, we access static methods without instantiation also. https://blog.devgenius.io/php-p57-scope-resolution-operator-19c50ca607d4 To access those static methods, we’ll use the class name, followed by the scope resolution operator, and finally the static method name. ClassName::static_method() A little Computer Science jargon for you: static methods are stored in a separate portion of the heap memory. Instance methods