Get started quickly using AWS with the AWS SDK for PHP. The SDK is a modern, open-source PHP library that makes it easy integrate your PHP application with AWS services like Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, and Amazon DynamoDB.

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Version 3 of the AWS SDK for PHP is now generally available and includes a number of improvements and new features, while maintaining nearly identical API patterns for easy migration from the version 2.

Amazon DynamoDB JSON and Array Marshaler

Conveniently marshal and unmarshal JSON documents and PHP arrays for storage in Amazon DynamoDB.

Amazon DynamoDB Session Handler

Remove the session state scale bottleneck by easily storing application session state in DynamoDB.

Amazon S3 Stream Wrapper

Use PHP's built-in functions such as fopen, copy, and file_get_contents to work with objects stored in Amazon S3.


Automates polling for resource state changes such as waiting for a newly launched Amazon EC2 instance to reach the 'running' state.

AWS Resource APIs provide an object-oriected abstraction over the "low-level" or RPC-style interface in the AWS SDK for PHP, for a simpler and more intuitive coding experience. A resource object is a reference to an AWS resource (such as an Amazon EC2 instance or an Amazon S3 object) that exposes the resource's attributes and actions as properties and methods of the resource object. Details of the underlying HTTP API requests become transparent, and you get to work with AWS resources as if they are local PHP objects. The sample code below demonstrates how this works. Supported services include Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon SNS, Amazon SQS, AWS IAM, Amazon Glacier, and AWS CloudFormation, and more services will be added in the future.

AWS Resource APIs for PHP

// The sample code below demonstrates how Resource APIs work

$aws = new Aws($config);

// Get references to resource objects

$bucket = $aws->s3->bucket('my-bucket');

$object = $bucket->object('image/bird.jpg');

// Access resource attributes

echo $object['LastModified'];

// Call resource methods to take action



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