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curl_multi_init

Returns a new cURL multi handle (PHP 5)
resource curl_multi_init ( )

Allows the processing of multiple cURL handles in parallel.

Parameters

mh

A cURL multi handle returned by curl_multi_init().

Return Values

Returns a cURL on handle on success, FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 435. curl_multi_init() example

This example will create two cURL handles, add them to a multi handle, and then run them in parallel.

<?php
// create both cURL resources
$ch1 = curl_init();
$ch2 = curl_init();

// set URL and other appropriate options
curl_setopt($ch1, CURLOPT_URL, "http://www.example.com/");
curl_setopt($ch1, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
curl_setopt($ch2, CURLOPT_URL, "http://www.php.net/");
curl_setopt($ch2, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);

//create the multiple cURL handle
$mh = curl_multi_init();

//add the two handles
curl_multi_add_handle($mh,$ch1);
curl_multi_add_handle($mh,$ch2);

$running=null;
//execute the handles
do {
   
curl_multi_exec($mh,$running);
} while (
$running > 0);

//close the handles
curl_multi_remove_handle($ch1);
curl_multi_remove_handle($ch2);
curl_multi_close($mh);

?>