A rate limiter for Guzzle

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A rate limiter middleware for Guzzle

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A rate limiter middleware for Guzzle. Here's what you need to know:

  • Specify a maximum amount of requests per minute or per second
  • When the limit is reached, the process will sleep until the request can be made
  • Implement your own driver to persist the rate limiter's request store. This is necessary if the rate limiter needs to work across separate processes, the package ships with an InMemoryStore.

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You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/guzzle-rate-limiter-middleware


Create a Guzzle middleware stack and register it on the client.

use GuzzleHttp\Client;
use GuzzleHttp\HandlerStack;
use Spatie\GuzzleRateLimiterMiddleware\RateLimiterMiddleware;

$stack = HandlerStack::create();

$client = new Client([
    'handler' => $stack,

You can create a rate limiter to limit per second or per minute.

RateLimiterMiddleware::perSecond(3); // Max. 3 requests per second

RateLimiterMiddleware::perMinute(5); // Max. 5 requests per minute

Custom stores

By default, the rate limiter works in memory. This means that if you have a second PHP process (or Guzzle client) consuming the same API, you'd still possibly hit the rate limit. To work around this issue, the rate limiter's state should be persisted to a cache. Implement the Store interface with your own cache, and pass the store to the rate limiter.

use MyApp\RateLimiterStore;
use Spatie\GuzzleRateLimiterMiddleware\RateLimit;

RateLimiterMiddleware::perSecond(3, new RateLimiterStore());

A Laravel example of a custom Store:


namespace MyApp;

use Spatie\GuzzleRateLimiterMiddleware\Store;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Cache;

class RateLimiterStore implements Store
    public function get(): array
        return Cache::get('rate-limiter', []);

    public function push(int $timestamp, int $limit)
        Cache::put('rate-limiter', array_merge($this->get(), [$timestamp]));


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