CLI tool to crawl a website and check HTTP status code

4.0.0 2023-06-14 13:15 UTC

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This repository provides a tool to check the HTTP status code of every link on a given website.

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This package can be installed via Composer:

composer global require spatie/http-status-check


This tool will scan all links on a given website:

http-status-check scan

It outputs a line per link found. Here's an example on Laracast website scan:


When the crawling process is finished a summary will be shown.

By default the crawler uses 10 concurrent connections to speed up the crawling process. You can change that number by passing a different value to the --concurrency option:

http-status-check scan --concurrency=20

You can also write all urls that gave a non-2xx or non-3xx response to a file:

http-status-check scan --output=log.txt

When the crawler finds a link to an external website it will by default crawl that link as well. If you don't want the crawler to crawl such external urls use the --dont-crawl-external-links option:

http-status-check scan --dont-crawl-external-links

By default, requests timeout after 10 seconds. You can change this by passing the number of seconds to the --timeout option:

http-status-check scan --timeout=30

By default, the crawler will respect robots data. You can ignore them though with the --ignore-robots option:

http-status-check scan --ignore-robots

If your site requires a basic authentification, you can use the --auth option:

http-status-check scan --auth=username:password


To run the tests, first make sure you have Node.js installed. Then start the included node based server in a separate terminal window:

cd tests/server
npm install
node server.js

With the server running, you can start testing:



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


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you've found a bug regarding security please mail instead of using the issue tracker.



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