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A Laravel (>= 5.5) wrapper for Guzzle Advanced Throttle.


Via Composer

$ composer require hamburgscleanest/laravel-guzzle-throttle

Automatic Package Discovery

Everything is automatically registered for you.


Publish the config to get the example configuration.

$ php artisan vendor:publish

Example configuration

20 requests every 1 seconds

100 requests every 2 minutes

    return [
        'cache' => [
            // Name of the configured driver in the Laravel cache config file / Also needs to be set when "no-cache" is set! Because it's used for the internal timers
            'driver'   => 'default',
            // Cache strategy: no-cache, cache, force-cache
            'strategy' => 'cache',
            // TTL in minutes
            'ttl'      => 900,
            // When this is set to false, empty responses won't be cached.
            'allow_empty' => true
        'rules' => [
            // host (including scheme)
            '' => [
                    // maximum number of requests in the given interval
                    'max_requests'     => 20,
                    // interval in seconds till the limit is reset
                    'request_interval' => 1
                // maximum number of requests in the given interval
                'max_requests'     => 100,
                // interval in seconds till the limit is reset
                'request_interval' => 120

Make sure the host name does not end with a trailing slash.
It should be not


Using the preconfigured client is super easy. You just have to instantiate your client like this:

// returns an instance of GuzzleHttp\Client
$client = LaravelGuzzleThrottle::client(['base_uri' => '']);

After that you can use all off the usual GuzzleHttp\Client methods, e.g.


Add other middlewares

You can still add other middlewares to the stack, too.
Just define your stack as usual and then pass it to the throttled client:

$stack = HandlerStack::create(new CurlHandler());

$client = LaravelGuzzleThrottle::client(['base_uri' => '', 'handler' => $stack]);

The client will 'automatically' add every other middleware to the top of the stack.



Responses with an error status code 4xx or 5xx will not be cached (even with force-cache enabled)!

Supported drivers

For now the following drivers are officially supported File, Redis and Memcached.


Without caching - no-cache

Just throttle the requests. No caching is done. When the limit is exceeded, a 429 - Too Many Requests exception will be thrown.

With caching (default) - cache

Use cached responses when your defined rate limit is exceeded. The middleware will try to fallback to a cached response before throwing 429 - Too Many Requests.

With forced caching - force-cache

Always use cached responses when available to spare your rate limits. As long as there is a response in cache for the current request it will return the cached response. It will only actually send the request when it is not cached. If there is no cached response and the request limits are exceeded, it will throw 429 - Too Many Requests.


Available in version 2.x.x and higher

If you want to define the same rules for multiple different hosts, you can use wildcards. A possible use case can be subdomains:

$rules = new RequestLimitRuleset([
        'https://www.{subdomain}' => [
                'max_requests'     => 50,
                'request_interval' => 2

This host will match,,, etc.

Further details

If you want to know more about the possible configurations, head over to the middleware repository: Guzzle Advanced Throttle.


Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.


$ composer test


Please see CONTRIBUTING and CODE_OF_CONDUCT for details.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.



The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.