Laravel Curl Helper Library

dev-master 2014-01-22 19:04 UTC

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Last update: 2021-04-30 22:07:45 UTC



Laravel-cURL is a library born out of Codeigniter-cURL by Phil which makes it easy to do simple cURL requests and makes more complicated cURL requests easier too.


  1. PHP 5.1+
  2. Laravel 3
  3. PHP 5 (configured with cURL enabled)
  4. libcurl


  • POST/GET/PUT/DELETE requests over HTTP
  • HTTP Authentication
  • Follows redirects
  • Returns error string
  • Provides debug information
  • Proxy support
  • Cookies




$curl = New Curl;

Simple calls

These do it all in one line of code to make life easy. They return the body of the page, or FALSE on fail.

// Simple call to remote URL
echo $curl->simple_get('http://example.com/');

// Simple call to CI URI
$curl->simple_post('controller/method', array('foo'=>'bar'));

// Set advanced options in simple calls
// Can use any of these flags http://uk3.php.net/manual/en/function.curl-setopt.php

$curl->simple_get('http://example.com', array(CURLOPT_PORT => 8080));
$curl->simple_post('http://example.com', array('foo'=>'bar'), array(CURLOPT_BUFFERSIZE => 10));

Advanced calls

These methods allow you to build a more complex request.

// Start session (also wipes existing/previous sessions)

// Option & Options
$curl->option(CURLOPT_BUFFERSIZE, 10);
$curl->options(array(CURLOPT_BUFFERSIZE => 10));

// More human looking options
$curl->option('buffersize', 10);

// Login to HTTP user authentication
$curl->httpLogin('username', 'password');

// Post - If you do not use post, it will just run a GET request
$post = array('foo'=>'bar');

// Cookies - If you do not use post, it will just run a GET request
$vars = array('foo'=>'bar');

// Proxy - Request the page through a proxy server
// Port is optional, defaults to 80
$curl->proxy('http://example.com', 1080);

// Proxy login
$curl->proxyLogin('username', 'password');

// Execute - returns response
echo $curl->execute();

// Debug data ------------------------------------------------

// Errors
$curl->error_code; // int

// Information
$curl->info; // array