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PHP Multiple Curl Requests

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


I’m currently using Curl for PHP a lot. It takes a lot of time to get results of about 100 pages each time. For every request i’m using code like this

$ch = curl_init();

// get source


What are my options to speed things up?

How should I use the multi_init() etc?

How to&Answers:
  • Reuse the same cURL handler ($ch) without running curl_close. This will speed it up just a little bit.
  • Use curl_multi_init to run the processes in parallel. This can have a tremendous effect.


take curl_multi – it is far better. Save the handshakes – they are not needed every time!


when i use code given in “http://php.net/curl_multi_init“, response of 2 requests are conflicting.
But the code written in below link, returns each response separately (in array format)


or take pcntl_fork, fork some new threads to execute curl_exec. But it’s not as good as curl_multi.