Send events to a real time websocket engine through PHP

v1.0.1 2022-09-10 03:39 UTC

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Last update: 2024-06-10 07:14:57 UTC


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            Y_ Y_. "vr"~  T      Built-in Engines:
            (  (    |L    j      - 4.x, 3.x, 2.x, 1.x
            [nn[nn..][nn..]      - 0.x (courtesy of @kbu1564)


We are suggesting you to use composer, with the following: composer require ashikkaiser/ For other ways, you can check the release page, or the git clone urls.


To use to communicate with socket server described as follow.


use ElephantIO\Client;

$url = 'http://localhost:8080';
$client = new Client(Client::engine(Client::CLIENT_4X, $url));

// emit an event to the server
$data = ['username' => 'my-user'];
$client->emit('get-user-info', $data);

// wait an event to arrive
// beware when waiting for response from server, the script may be killed if
// PHP max_execution_time is reached
if ($packet = $client->wait('user-info')) {
    // an event has been received, the result will be a stdClass
    // data property contains the first argument
    // args property contains array of arguments, [$data, ...]
    $data = $packet->data;
    $args = $packet->args;
    // access data
    $email = $data['email'];


The docs are not written yet, but you should check the example directory to get a basic knowledge on how this library is meant to work.

Special Thanks

Special thanks goes to Mark Karpeles who helped the project founder to understand the way websockets works.