cURL class for PHP

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This library provides an object-oriented and dependency free wrapper of the PHP cURL extension.

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In order to install this library via composer run the following command in the console:

composer require curl/curl

Usage examples

A few example for using CURL with get:

$curl = (new Curl\Curl())->get('');
if ($curl->isSuccess()) {
    // do something with response
// ensure to close the curl connection

Or with params, values will be encoded with PHP_QUERY_RFC1738:

$curl = (new Curl\Curl())->get('', [
    'q' => 'keyword',

An example using post

$curl = new Curl\Curl();
$curl->post('', [
    'username' => 'myusername',
    'password' => 'mypassword',

An exampling using basic authentication, remove default user agent and working with error handling

$curl = new Curl\Curl();
$curl->setBasicAuthentication('username', 'password');
$curl->setHeader('X-Requested-With', 'XMLHttpRequest');
$curl->setCookie('key', 'value');

if ($curl->error) {
    echo $curl->error_code;
} else {
    echo $curl->response;


SSL verification setup:

$curl = new Curl\Curl();

Example access to curl object:

curl_set_opt($curl->curl, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, 'Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1');

Example of downloading a file or any other content

$curl = new Curl\Curl();
// open the file where the request response should be written
$file_handle = fopen($target_file, 'w+');
// pass it to the curl resource
$curl->setOpt(CURLOPT_FILE, $file_handle);
// do any type of request
// disable writing to file
$curl->setOpt(CURLOPT_FILE, null);
// close the file for writing


In order to test the library:

  1. Create a fork
  2. Clone the fork to your machine
  3. Install the depencies composer install
  4. Build and start the docker image (in tests/server) docker build . -t curlserver start docker run -p 1234:80 curlserver
  5. Run the unit tests ./vendor/bin/phpunit tests