---- Windows XP and 2003 support dropped in PHP 5.5
coopster - 4:35 pm on Jul 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
Never mind, I see it now on the password_verify() function:
Note that password_hash() returns the algorithm, cost and salt as part of the returned hash. Therefore, all information that's needed to verify the hash is included in it. This allows the verify function to verify the hash without needing separate storage for the salt or algorithm information.