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PHP + curl, HTTP POST sample code?


Question

Can anyone show me how to do a php curl with an HTTP POST?

I want to send data like this:

username=user1, password=passuser1, gender=1

To www.domain.com

I expect the curl to return a response like result=OK. Are there any examples?

2016/12/09
1
504
12/9/2016 8:57:59 PM

Accepted Answer

<?php
//
// A very simple PHP example that sends a HTTP POST to a remote site
//

$ch = curl_init();

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,"http://www.example.com/tester.phtml");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,
            "postvar1=value1&postvar2=value2&postvar3=value3");

// In real life you should use something like:
// curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, 
//          http_build_query(array('postvar1' => 'value1')));

// Receive server response ...
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);

$server_output = curl_exec($ch);

curl_close ($ch);

// Further processing ...
if ($server_output == "OK") { ... } else { ... }
?>
2018/08/07
860
8/7/2018 7:50:19 AM


A live example of using php curl_exec to do an HTTP post:

Put this in a file called foobar.php:

<?php
  $ch = curl_init();
  $skipper = "luxury assault recreational vehicle";
  $fields = array( 'penguins'=>$skipper, 'bestpony'=>'rainbowdash');
  $postvars = '';
  foreach($fields as $key=>$value) {
    $postvars .= $key . "=" . $value . "&";
  }
  $url = "http://www.google.com";
  curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_URL,$url);
  curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POST, 1);                //0 for a get request
  curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,$postvars);
  curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
  curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT ,3);
  curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 20);
  $response = curl_exec($ch);
  print "curl response is:" . $response;
  curl_close ($ch);
?>

Then run it with the command php foobar.php, it dumps this kind of output to screen:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" 
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Title</title>

<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="0">
<body>
  A mountain of content...
</body>
</html>

So you did a PHP POST to www.google.com and sent it some data.

Had the server been programmed to read in the post variables, it could decide to do something different based upon that.

2014/09/21

It's can be easily reached with:

<?php

$post = [
    'username' => 'user1',
    'password' => 'passuser1',
    'gender'   => 1,
];
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'http://www.domain.com');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, http_build_query($post));
$response = curl_exec($ch);
var_export($response);
2015/06/16

Curl Post + Error Handling + Set Headers [thanks to @mantas-d]:

function curlPost($url, $data=NULL, $headers = NULL) {
    $ch = curl_init($url);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);

    if(!empty($data)){
        curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data);
    }

    if (!empty($headers)) {
        curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, $headers);
    }

    $response = curl_exec($ch);

    if (curl_error($ch)) {
        trigger_error('Curl Error:' . curl_error($ch));
    }

    curl_close($ch);
    return $response;
}


curlPost('google.com', [
    'username' => 'admin',
    'password' => '12345',
]);
2017/04/28

curlPost('google.com', [
    'username' => 'admin',
    'password' => '12345',
]);


function curlPost($url, $data) {
    $ch = curl_init($url);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data);
    $response = curl_exec($ch);
    $error = curl_error($ch);
    curl_close($ch);
    if ($error !== '') {
        throw new \Exception($error);
    }

    return $response;
}
2019/01/26

If the form is using redirects, authentication, cookies, SSL (https), or anything else other than a totally open script expecting POST variables, you are going to start gnashing your teeth really quick. Take a look at Snoopy, which does exactly what you have in mind while removing the need to set up a lot of the overhead.

2018/03/29

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