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How To Use cURL Library In PHP


cURL (or client URL) library is a powerful extension of PHP that allows users to send and receive files over HTTP and FTP. It communicates with other servers.

Vimal Tarsariya

July 14, 2022

In today's programming world, we usually need to get some resources from another webpage. This is common when the use of APIs is excessive. And several languages have an inbuilt or third-party library which they use to fetch information from another webpage through their URL. In PHP, the cURL library is used.

cURL library use in PHP

The package provides an easy interface for sending cURL requests from your PHP web application and a fluent interface similar to the Laravel query builder to easily configure the request. Several utility methods allow you to easily add certain options to the request. If no utility method applies, you can also use the general with options method. Additionally, several utility methods allow you to easily add certain options to the request. This makes it easier to create and use cURL requests and also makes your code more comprehensible.

The provided functionality is completely framework independent and includes a Laravel service provider for easy integration into your Laravel project. This blog will teach you how to use the Laravel cURL library to import data from the get, post, put, delete, patch, and custom header request APIs.

Step 1: Create Laravel Project

First, create a Laravel application using Composer

Composer Create-project laravel/laravel

Step 2: Composer Configuration

After this, you have to Composer configuration.

After this, you have to run this command in command prompt.

composer require ixudra/curl

Step 3: Config/App Configuration

Add the service provider to your config/app.php file:

Step 4: Use Library

Now we have to use a library in controller.

use Ixudra\Curl\Facades\Curl;

Step 5: Request

You can use different requests if you need like get, post, put, patch, delete, header, contant type, proxies etc.

Example:

Step 6: Set URL And Parameter

After this set the parameter and URL and then run like

Step 7: Run Laravel Application

Lastly, we have to run Laravel application, for this we have to go to command prompt, and write following command.

php artisan serve

This command will Laravel application, it will return base url of Laravel application. Now for this application, we have to write following url in browser.

http://127.0.0.1:8000/import_excel



Conclusion:

In this blog, you learned about the cURL library's use in PHP. And this will help you to create interactive web applications for your client's projects.

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Vimal Tarsariya

Project Manager at Vasundhara Infotech, a leading software development company. His great planning and execution qualities led to several successful projects.

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