PHP Client for Manticore Search

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Official PHP client for Manticore Search.

❗ WARNING: this is a development version of the client. The latest release's readme is


  • One to one mapping with the HTTP API
  • connection pools with pluggable selection strategy. Defaults to static round robin
  • pluggable PSR/Log interface
  • pluggable transport protocols.
  • persistent connections


Requires PHP 7.1 or greater with the native JSON extension. Default transport handler uses the cURL extension.

Minimum Manticore Search version is 2.5.1 with HTTP protocol enabled.

Manticore Search manticoresearch-php PHP
>= 6.2.0 3.1.x >= 7.4, >=8.0
>= 6.2.0 3.0.x >= 7.4, >=8.0
>= 6.0.4 3.0.x >= 7.1, >=8.0
>= 4.2.1 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x >= 7.1, >=8.0
>= 4.0.2 1.7.x, 1.8.x >= 7.1, >=8.0
>= 3.5.2 1.6.x >= 7.1, >=8.0
>= 3.5.0 1.5.x >= 7.1, <8.0
>= 3.5.0 1.4 >= 7.1, <8.0
<= 3.4.x 1.3 >= 7.1, <8.0
>= 2.5.1, <3.4.0 1.2 >= 7.1, <8.0


Full documentation is available in docs folder.

Manticore Search server documentation:

Getting Started

Install the Manticore Search PHP client using composer package manager:

composer require manticoresoftware/manticoresearch-php

Initiate an index:

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

$config = ['host'=>'','port'=>9308];
$client = new \Manticoresearch\Client($config);
$index = $client->index('movies');

Create the index:


Add a document:

        'title' => 'Star Trek: Nemesis',
        'plot' => 'The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. Captain Picard and his crew discover a serious threat to the Federation once Praetor Shinzon plans to attack Earth.',
        '_year' => 2002,
        'rating' => 6.4

Add several documents at once:

        ['id'=>2,'title'=>'Interstellar','plot'=>'A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity\'s survival.','_year'=>2014,'rating'=>8.5],
        ['id'=>3,'title'=>'Inception','plot'=>'A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.','_year'=>2010,'rating'=>8.8],
        ['id'=>4,'title'=>'1917 ','plot'=>' As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.','_year'=>2018,'rating'=>8.4],
        ['id'=>5,'title'=>'Alien','plot'=>' After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the team\'s member is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.','_year'=>1979,'rating'=>8.4]

Perform a search:

$results = $index->search('space team')->get();

foreach($results as $doc) {
   echo 'Document:'.$doc->getId()."\n";
   foreach($doc->getData() as $field=>$value)
        echo $field.": ".$value."\n";


year: 2014
rating: 8.5
title: Interstellar
plot: A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

A text search with attribute filters:

$results = $index->search('space team')

foreach($results as $doc) {
    echo 'Document:'.$doc->getId()."\n";
    foreach($doc->getData() as $field=>$value)
        echo $field.": ".$value."\n";

Update documents:

By document id:


By query:


Get index schema:


Drop index:


The above will fail if the index does not exist. To get around this pass a parameter of true, which cause the failure to be silent.



Manticore Search PHP Client is an open-source software licensed under the MIT license