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To integrate PHP WebSocket with your Laravel application, you can follow these steps:

Install Ratchet: Ratchet is a PHP WebSocket library that allows you to create WebSocket servers. Install Ratchet using Composer by running the following command in your Laravel project's root directory: composer require cboden/ratchet Create a WebSocket Server: In your Laravel application, create a new file (e.g., WebSocketServer.php) where you'll define your WebSocket server. Inside this file, you can use Ratchet to create and configure the server. Here's a basic example:

<?php use Ratchet\Server\IoServer; use MyApp\WebSocket\MyWebSocket; require __DIR__ . '/../vendor/autoload.php'; $server = IoServer::factory( new HttpServer( new WsServer( new MyWebSocket() ) ), 8080 // Change this port number as needed ); $server->run(); In the above code, MyWebSocket is a class that you'll create to handle WebSocket events and functionality. Create WebSocket Handlers: Create a new folder (e.g., WebSocket) within your Laravel application's app directory. Inside the WebSocket folder, create a new PHP file (MyWebSocket.php in this example) that defines your WebSocket logic. This file should contain the necessary event handlers for WebSocket connections, messages, and disconnections. Here's a simplified example: <?php namespace MyApp\WebSocket; use Ratchet\MessageComponentInterface; use Ratchet\ConnectionInterface; class MyWebSocket implements MessageComponentInterface { protected $clients; public function __construct() { $this->clients = new \SplObjectStorage; } public function onOpen(ConnectionInterface $conn) { // Handle new WebSocket connection $this->clients->attach($conn); } public function onMessage(ConnectionInterface $from, $msg) { // Handle incoming WebSocket message foreach ($this->clients as $client) { $client->send($msg); } } public function onClose(ConnectionInterface $conn) { // Handle WebSocket connection closure $this->clients->detach($conn); } public function onError(ConnectionInterface $conn, \Exception $e) { // Handle WebSocket errors $conn->close(); } } Customize the above code to add your desired WebSocket functionality. Run the WebSocket Server: Start your WebSocket server by running the WebSocketServer.php file you created earlier. You can run it using the command line or set up a process manager like Supervisor to keep it running in the background. php path/to/your/WebSocketServer.php Ensure that the port you specified in the server configuration (e.g., 8080) is accessible and not blocked by firewalls. Connect from Laravel: Now, you can establish a WebSocket connection from your Laravel application. You can use JavaScript WebSocket APIs to connect to the WebSocket server running on the specified port. Here's a basic example: var socket = new WebSocket('ws://localhost:8080'); socket.onopen = function () { console.log('WebSocket connection opened'); }; socket.onmessage = function (event) { var message =; console.log('Received WebSocket message:', message); }; socket.onclose = function () { console.log('WebSocket connection closed'); };

Hello, @janiceadeltoro

How to integrate a PHP websocket in my Laravel application without any library?


You have to write the whole library yourself That's the point of using libs to reduce this kind of thing Don't reinvent the wheel unless you know what you are doing

Some step you can checkout if you want to build your own websocket

  1. Create a standalone PHP script: Write a PHP script that will act as your WebSocket server.

  2. Open a socket and listen for incoming connections: Use socket_create(), socket_bind(), and socket_listen() functions to create a socket and start listening for incoming connections.

  3. Accept incoming connections: Use socket_accept() to accept incoming WebSocket connections. Perform the WebSocket handshake according to the WebSocket protocol specification.

  4. Handle WebSocket communication: Use socket_read() to receive messages from clients and socket_write() to send messages back to clients.

  5. Implement WebSocket message handling: Write logic to handle different types of WebSocket messages (e.g., text or binary messages).

  6. Manage WebSocket connections: Keep track of connected clients and handle disconnections gracefully.

  7. Integrate WebSocket server into Laravel: Initiate a connection from your Laravel application to the WebSocket server script using socket_connect() or an HTTP request.

  8. Communicate between Laravel and WebSocket server: Establish communication methods (e.g., inter-process communication, shared databases, or message queues) to exchange data between Laravel and the WebSocket server.


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