What is PHP Curl Library?
Curl (short for Client URL) is a command-line tool created by Daniel Stenberg that allows you to send data to a server using many different types of protocols. Curl is based on the libcurl and currently supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and SFTP. Curl has built-in support for SSL certificates, HTTP GET, POST, PUT methods, file uploads, form submissions. It supports proxies, cookies, and user + password authentication. Curl is widely used for testing and interacting with APIs. To use cURL in your PHP code, you need to install libcurl 7.10.5 or newer and compile PHP with the --with-curl option. The behavior of the PHP Curl functions is affected by the curl.cainfo setting in the php.ini file.
PHP Curl Example
To use Curl in PHP code, you must first call the curl_init() method and then the curl_setopt() method to set all your parameters. After that, you need to execute the curl_exec() method to send the request. Below is an example PHP Curl request:
Curl to PHP Example
The following is an example of converting Curl syntax to PHP code:
You will get generated PHP code: