Open-source PHP projects categorized as REST-API

Top 23 PHP REST-API Projects

  • CakePHP

    CakePHP: The Rapid Development Framework for PHP - Official Repository

    Project mention: Top 12 PHP Frameworks For Web Development in 2024 | | 2024-02-13

    CakePHP is an open-source PHP framework for web development with 8.7k stars and 3.5k forks on GitHub. It offers APIs that enable developers to develop applications quickly. It allows you to create highly secure and scalable web applications, including social networks, eCommerce, and online collaboration platforms.

  • Sylius

    Open Source eCommerce Framework on Symfony

    Project mention: Laravel considered harmful | /r/PHP | 2023-04-28

    I think it would be difficult (or much harder) to build something like Sylius on top of Laravel. Especially if you want good code-coverage by tests.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.


    Single file PHP script that adds a REST API to a SQL database

    Project mention: Need something to host a URL that listens for a POST and then talks back to on-prem SQL. | /r/sysadmin | 2023-05-10

    For quick dev/arch projects at home, I usually use this:

  • Easy!Appointments

    :date: Easy!Appointments - Self Hosted Appointment Scheduler

    Project mention: Is there an open source booking system for vets? | /r/webdev | 2023-05-30

    I found this one, but I don't know what it's worth it? ( feel free to remove if it breaks the community guidelines )

  • FOSRestBundle

    This Bundle provides various tools to rapidly develop RESTful API's with Symfony

  • laravel-orion

    The simplest way to create REST API with Laravel

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • comet

    Modern PHP framework for building blazing fast REST APIs and microservices (by gotzmann)

  • laravel-restify

    The fastest way to make a powerful JSON:API compatible Rest API with Laravel.

    Project mention: Starting a new delivery app project | /r/PHP | 2023-04-24

    What would you recommend between API Platform (Symfony), pure Symfony, or some Laravel package for Rest APIs like laravel-restify ? I researched a lot and found out a lot of pros and cons for both, I don't plan any major features excepting of basic CRUDs and how any other delivery app works. In the future, I also plan to have a mobile version of the app that will consume the same API.

  • GatoGraphQL

    Interact with all your data in WordPress using GraphQL

    Project mention: Database Extension that creates webpages for each entry? | /r/Wordpress | 2023-12-10

    Gato GraphQL. You can import from CSV (that you can generate from Excel or Google Sheets), and also create templates for the page to create, containing placeholders such as {$title}, {$content}, {$imageURL}, {$authorName}, etc

  • imbo

    Imbo is an image "server" that can be used to add/get/delete images using a RESTful interface.

    Project mention: A web application that will need to store lots of image files. The company wants to use Dropbox for image storage. Is this okay? | /r/webdev | 2023-05-31
  • mezon-router

    Small and fast router

  • SPF Toolbox

    SPFtoolbox is a Javascript and PHP app to look up DNS records such as SPF, MX, Whois, and more

    Project mention: Website monitoring | /r/selfhosted | 2023-12-08
  • Fusion Directory

    FusionDirectory is a modern, efficient and secure Identity Management (IAM) solution.


    A simple PHP MVC REST API framework with PHP 7.2 With routes and some tools to develop your API.

  • aphiria

    A simple, extensible REST API framework for PHP

    Project mention: Another question about preferred MVC frameworks that are not Laravel or Symfony | /r/PHP | 2023-12-07
  • laravel-realworld-example-app

    Exemplary RealWorld backend API built with Laravel PHP framework. (by f1amy)

  • doctrine-filter

    Quickly add advanced filtering and sorting capabilities to resources in APIs or Web apps that use Doctrine.

  • wp-api-swaggerui

    SwaggerUI for WordPress REST API v2

  • router

    An Fully Automatic RESTful PHP Router (by scrawler-labs)

  • symfony-rest-sample

    Symfony REST Example

  • mezon

    Mezon is a simple php framework wich will help you to create business applications.

  • AppApi

    Module to create a REST API with ProcessWire CMS

  • SaaSHub

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-02-13.

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Project Stars
1 CakePHP 8,673
2 Sylius 7,657
3 PHP-CRUD-API 3,522
4 Easy!Appointments 3,075
5 FOSRestBundle 2,784
6 Shlink 2,736
7 laravel-orion 1,391
8 comet 620
9 laravel-restify 550
10 GatoGraphQL 350
11 imbo 330
12 mezon-router 267
13 SPF Toolbox 257
14 Fusion Directory 152
16 aphiria 136
17 laravel-realworld-example-app 86
18 doctrine-filter 56
19 wp-api-swaggerui 52
20 router 51
21 symfony-rest-sample 44
22 mezon 41
23 AppApi 41
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