This package enables you to create and run a fully functioning WebSocket server in your Laravel app. It can optionally receive messages broadcast over ZeroMQ.
$ composer require askedio/laravel-ratchet
The service provider is loaded automatically in Laravel 5.5 using Package Autodiscovery.
Publish the vendor files so you can configure your server defaults.
$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Askedio\LaravelRatchet\Providers\LaravelRatchetServiceProvider"
After completing installation, the quickest way to start a standard WebSocket server is simply by running:
$ php artisan ratchet:serve --driver=WsServer
This will run a simple example server based on
It's possible to create a WampServer or an IoServer also. Use the
--help switch on the command to find out more.
Then update your
config/ratchet.php file to point to your server
To use broadcasting in your Laravel app with the server you create, you will need a ZeroMQ broadcast driver for Laravel (e.g. this one).
You will also need to tell your Ratchet server to bind to a ZeroMQ socket. You can do this simply by passing the
-z option, i.e.:
$ php artisan ratchet:serve --driver=WsServer -z
This will connect to the socket you define in your
config/ratchet.php settings and listen for messages from ZeroMQ.
To handle messages published via ZeroMQ, simply add a
public function onEntry($messages) method to your server class. This will allow you to receive messages inside your Ratchet server instance and determine how to route them.