Requests VS curl-impersonate-php

Compare Requests vs curl-impersonate-php and see what are their differences.


Requests for PHP is a humble HTTP request library. It simplifies how you interact with other sites and takes away all your worries. (by rmccue)


Curl-Impersonate-PHP is an implementation of the original project Curl-Impersonate, available at, which introduces a specialized cURL build that can mimic the behavior of four major browsers. By using Curl-Impersonate-PHP, you can make HTTP requests from PHP using cURL but with headers and behavior that resemble Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. (by kelvinzer0)
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Requests curl-impersonate-php
2 1
3,553 6
0.2% -
8.4 7.3
7 days ago 16 days ago
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Requests. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-29.
  • API Client Design Across Languages - Part 2 - Making Requests
    9 projects | | 29 Mar 2022
    Like Node.js, the PHP ecosystem has quite a number of good HTTP request libraries. Guzzle is perhaps one of the most well known, but there are many other popular libraries out there. Luckily, PHP also has some interface standards around HTTP clients and messages, particularly PSR-7, PSR-17, and PSR-18,


Posts with mentions or reviews of curl-impersonate-php. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-02.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Requests and curl-impersonate-php you can also consider the following projects:

Guzzle - Guzzle, an extensible PHP HTTP client

HTTPFul - A Chainable, REST Friendly, PHP HTTP Client. A sane alternative to cURL.

PHP VCR - Record your test suite's HTTP interactions and replay them during future test runs for fast, deterministic, accurate tests.

Retrofit - Retrofit implementation in PHP. A REST client for PHP.


Buzz - PHP's lightweight HTTP client

guzzler - Supercharge your app or SDK with a testing library specifically for Guzzle


JCRequest - Another Guzzle wrapper

HTTPlug - HTTPlug, the HTTP client abstraction for PHP

freshbooks-php-sdk - FreshBooks API wrapper

freshbooks-python-sdk - FreshBooks API wrapper