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PHP library "Requests" is an HTTP library written in PHP, for making HTTP requests. It's heavily inspired by a popular Python library called Requests and aims for the same goals of simplifying HTTP client complexities.

It abstracts the complexities of making requests behind a simple API so that you can focus on interacting with services and consuming data in your application.

Requests allows you to send HTTP/1.1 HEAD, GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, and PATCH HTTP requests. You can add headers, form data, multipart files, and parameters with basic arrays, and access the response data in the same way.

Requests uses cURL and fsockopen, depending on what your system has available, but abstracts all the nasty stuff out of your way, providing a consistent API.


  • International Domains and URLs
  • Browser-style SSL Verification
  • Basic/Digest Authentication
  • Automatic Decompression
  • Connection Timeouts

Faraday is a Ruby gem that provides a simple and flexible interface for making HTTP requests. It allows you to create a Faraday connection object, which you can use to send requests and receive responses.

Faraday abstracts away the details of the underlying HTTP client library, so you can use it with different libraries such as Net::HTTP, HTTPClient, typhoeus and others.

Since Faraday can adapt many other HTTP clients it's very popular choice in web scraping.

Example Use

require 'vendor/autoload.php';
use Requests;

// make GET request
$response = Requests::get('');
echo $response->status_code;

// make POST request
$data = array('name' => 'Bob', 'age' => 35);
$options = array('auth' => array('user', 'pass'));
$response = Requests::post('', array(), $data, $options);
echo $response->status_code;
# GET requests
response = Faraday.get('')
put response.status
put response.headers
put response.body

# or use a persistent client session:
conn =
  url: '',
  params: {param: '1'},
  headers: {'Content-Type' => 'application/json'}

# POST requests
response ='/post') do |req|
  req.params['limit'] = 100
  req.body = {query: 'chunky bacon'}.to_json

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