Simple PHP Router, supports REST and reverse routing.

1.2.0-alpha 2017-03-09 21:53 UTC


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A simple Rails inspired PHP router class.

  • Usage of different HTTP Methods
  • REST / Resourceful routing
  • Reversed routing using named routes
  • Dynamic URL's: use URL segments as parameters.


Easy to install with composer

$ composer require dannyvankooten/php-router


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Create a simple .htaccess file on your root directory if you're using Apache with mod_rewrite enabled.

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [NC,L]

If you're using nginx, setup your server section as following:

server {
	listen 80;
	server_name mydevsite.dev;
	root /var/www/mydevsite/public;

	index index.php;

	location / {
		try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;

	location ~ \.php$ {
		fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
		# NOTE: You should have "cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0;" in php.ini

		# With php5-fpm:
		fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
		fastcgi_index index.php;
		include fastcgi.conf;
		fastcgi_intercept_errors on;

This is a simple example of routers in action

require __DIR__.'/vendor/autoload.php';

use PHPRouter\RouteCollection;
use PHPRouter\Router;
use PHPRouter\Route;

$collection = new RouteCollection();
$collection->attachRoute(new Route('/users/', array(
    '_controller' => 'someController::usersCreate',
    'methods' => 'GET'

$collection->attachRoute(new Route('/', array(
    '_controller' => 'someController::indexAction',
    'methods' => 'GET'

$router = new Router($collection);
$route = $router->matchCurrentRequest();


Load routers from a yaml file

We can define in a yaml file all the routes of our application. This facilitates our life when we need to migrate, modify, or later add new routes.

The route definition should follow the example below:

base_path: /blog

  index: [/index, someClass.indexAction, GET]
  contact: [/contact, someClass.contactAction, GET]
  about: [/about, someClass.aboutAction, GET]

In our Front Controller would have something like:

require __DIR__.'/vendor/autoload.php';

use PHPRouter\RouteCollection;
use PHPRouter\Config;
use PHPRouter\Router;
use PHPRouter\Route;

$config = Config::loadFromFile(__DIR__.'/router.yaml');
$router = Router::parseConfig($config);

More information

If you like PHP Router you might also like AltoRouter.


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