Many Ways to Validate URL Example Tutorial in Laravel

Hello artisan,

In this Laravel URL validation example tutorial, I am going to show you how to validate URL in Laravel. I will show you many ways to validate URLs in Laravel. I will show you URL validation with regex, regular expression, Laravel default URL validation helper and finally using FILTER_VALIDATE_URL to validate email.

We can validate URLs in Laravel in many ways. I will show you some of them. Hope this URL validation example tutorial will help you to learn how to validate URL in PHP Laravel application. Let's start:

Laravel URL validation using regular expression(regex)

The first way, we can validate URL using regex. This method also validate URL even if the URL does not contain http:// or https://. Let's see an example:

public function store(Request $request)
{
    $regex = '/^(https?:\/\/)?([\da-z\.-]+)\.([a-z\.]{2,6})([\/\w \.-]*)*\/?$/';

    $input = $request->validate([
        'url' => 'required|regex:'.$regex,
    ]);
}

 

Laravel URL validation using url validation rule

Laravel has many default validation rules. In Laravel, url validation rule checks that field should be URL. Let's see its example:

public function store(Request $request)
{
    $input = $request->validate([
        'url' => 'required|url'
    ]);
}

 

We can also validate email using FILTER_VALIDATE_URL like:

$url = 'https://codecheef.org';

if(filter_var($url, FILTER_VALIDATE_URL)) {
   //valid
} else {
   //invalid
}

 

Read also: Laravel Email Validation Using Regex Example

 

You can test now. Hope it can help you.

 

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