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How to Set Up Proxies in Guzzle: PHP Tutorial

Guzzle is a PHP HTTP client meant to facilitate HTTP requests sending and integration with web services. Its simple interface allows for building query strings, streaming large uploads and downloads, and more. With Guzzle, you no longer need to bother with stream contexts, cURL options, or sockets. 

In this tutorial, we’ll review each step required to set up Oxylabs’ proxies with Guzzle.

Installing Guzzle 

First, we will learn how to install Guzzle using composer. If you don't have composer installed, you can follow the below instructions to install it. 

Step 1: Install Composer 

Download the composer installer using the following command:

php -r "copy('', 'composer-setup.php');" 

Next, we will have to run the installer using the below command: 

php composer-setup.php 

Lastly, we will have to move the binary to PATH

sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Step 2: Install Guzzle 

Now that we have composer installed, we can use it to install Guzzle in our PHP project. We can simply run the following command:

composer require guzzlehttp/guzzle 

Once we execute the above command, it will start installing the guzzle and its dependencies to the current working directory.

Integrating proxies 

In this section, we will learn how to integrate proxies with Guzzle.

Step 1:  First, let's import the freshly installed library:

require_once 'vendor/autoload.php'; 
use GuzzleHttp\Client; 

Step 2: Now, we can make a GET request by creating a client object like the one below:

$client = new Client();
$client->request('GET', '', ['proxy' => 'http://username:password@<proxy_address>:<port>']); 

As you can see, we are initiating a Client object and then using it to send a GET request to the website. We are also passing proxy as an extra argument. 

Note: In the proxy URL, we are passing username, password, IP address, and port. You will have to replace these with your Oxylabs’ sub-user’s credentials. If the IP address is public and doesn’t require any authentication, then we can omit the username and password and send the request as below:

$client = new Client();
$client->request('GET', '', ['proxy' => 'http://<proxy_address>:<port>']);

Rotating proxies 

It's also possible to use rotating proxies with Guzzle. We can do this in various ways. For example, if you have a list of IP addresses, you can simply create an array of IPs and rotate them manually using PHP programming. This can become tedious if you have to rotate a huge list of IPs.

Alternatively, you can take advantage of Oxylabs’ solutions, which automatically handle all the rotations and proxy management. In the next few sections, we will see how we can integrate Oxylabs proxies with Guzzle. 

Oxylabs Residential Proxies 

First, let’s set up Oxylabs’ Residential Proxies. Input in the HTTP proxy server and set the port to 7777. The code will look like this: 

$client = new Client();
echo($client->request('GET', '', ['proxy' => ''])->getBody());

We are grabbing the Body of the response and printing it using echo. If everything works correctly, you should see an IP address in the terminal (or in the browser - depending on how you run your PHP script) as soon as you execute the above code. 

Oxylabs Dedicated Datacenter Proxies

If you want to set Dedicated Datacenter Proxies instead, you will have to use the specific Datacenter IP address as the server address. The port must be set to 60000.

$client = new Client();
$r = $client->request('GET', '', ['proxy' => 'http://username:password@']);

In the above code, we are using an example IP address You will have to replace it with your Dedicated Datacenter IP address. Also, you will have to use your Oxylabs’ credentials instead of username and password.

Oxylabs Shared Datacenter HTTP Proxies

For the Shared Datacenter Proxies, the server address will be,  and port number 10000. The code will look like this:

$client = new Client();
$r = $client->request('GET', '', ['proxy' => '']);

Oxylabs whitelisted IP proxy setup

In addition to the above methods, Oxylabs also supports whitelisting IP addresses  for specific services. Once you whitelist your IP from the Oxylabs dashboard, you can use proxies without sending credentials on each request. This not only simplifies the setup but also increases the security of your proxies since you don’t have to keep your credentials in your scripts anymore. 

For example, let’s say you have whitelisted your IP address for using the Oxylabss Residential Proxies. The code that we have written earlier can be simplified and written as below:

$client = new Client();
echo($client->request('GET', '', ['proxy' => ''])->getBody());

Oxylabs will automatically detect the IP address from your request and match it with the whitelisted IP and let your request pass through. The same technique can be used with Datacenter Proxies as well. Once whitelisted, you can omit the username and password for those two as well.

So for Dedicated Datacenter Proxies, the code will look like this:

$client = new Client();
echo($client->request('GET', '', ['proxy' => ''])->getBody());

And, for Shared Datacenter Proxies, it will be:

$client = new Client();
$r = $client->request('GET', '', ['proxy' => '']);


As you can see, setting up proxies in Guzzle is quite easy and worth all the benefits you get, such as no-hassle HTTP requests sending and more. To learn more about web scraping with PHP, check out this page.

Please be aware that this is a third-party tool not owned or controlled by Oxylabs. Each third-party provider is responsible for its own software and services. Consequently, Oxylabs will have no liability or responsibility to you regarding those services. Please carefully review the third party's policies and practices and/or conduct due diligence before accessing or using third-party services.

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