To make a GET request with PHP, you can use the PHP-Curl library or the built-in PHP streaming functions. The Curl-based method is preferred when you need to send additional HTTP headers to the server with your GET request, limit download speed, or diagnose request errors, while PHP's built-in streaming functions are less verbose and easier to use. In this PHP GET Example, we are sending a GET request using the PHP-Curl library. The Curl-less method is provided below with detailed descriptions. Click Execute to run the PHP GET Example online and see the result.
How to send a GET request using PHP streaming functions?
The PHP-Curl library is very powerful, but requires additional code to initialize and execute the request. If your GET request does not require additional functionality provided by PHP-Curl library, such as diagnosing request errors, viewing server response headers, or limiting the download speed, then you can use the PHP streaming function instead of the PHP-Curl library, which is easier to use.