I have been working on a PHP project that involves making HTTP requests and interacting with APIs. While coding, I realized that I have not properly handled errors related to these requests and API interactions. So, I came here seeking some guidance on how to handle such errors in PHP.
To provide you with some context, I am building a web application that retrieves data from external APIs and presents it to the user. However, I am unsure about how to handle errors that may occur during the process. For example, if the API is down or if there is an issue with the request itself, I want to handle those errors gracefully and display relevant messages to the user.
So, my question is: Can anyone here please explain the best practices for handling errors related to HTTP requests or API interactions in PHP? It would be really helpful if you could provide some code examples or point me to any specific libraries or frameworks that can simplify error handling in such cases.
Thank you in advance for your assistance!