Simple PHP API Script API v2

Hi I am looking for a simple php code that can list all my droplets. This is for my website. I used to use this for v1 API and now it dose not work with v2 API. please help. here is my v1 code

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<title>Digital Ocean API Implementation</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css" />



	<table width="700px">
			<td colspan="6">Data Center Control</td>
			<td  style="text-align:center">Server ID</td>
			<td  style="text-align:center">Server Name</td>
			<td  style="text-align:center">IP</td>
			<td  style="text-align:center">Status</td>
			<td  style="text-align:center">Creation Date</td>
			<td  style="text-align:center">Actions</td>

	/* PHP script written by W. Al Maawali  
	# (c) 2014 Founder of Eagle Eye Digital Solutions
	# script starts here:*/
	// Add your own client keys here
	// Add your own API keys here
	// Get current time to speed 
    $loadingtime = time();
	// Get your data from the API provider
	$json = file_get_contents("$myClientID&api_key=$myDOApi");
    $data = json_decode($json);
	// Get live hosts
    $liveCounter = substr_count($json, 'status":"active');
	// Get Offline hosts
	$deadCounter = substr_count($json, 'status":"off');
	// Sum the total
	$counterSum=$liveCounter + $deadCounter; 
    foreach($data -> droplets  as $mydata)
		// Set the droplet id for further actions
			<td  style="text-align:center"><?php echo $mydata->id; ?></td>
			<td  style="text-align:center"><?php echo $mydata->name; ?></td>
			<td  style="text-align:center"><?php echo $mydata->ip_address; ?></td>
			<td  style="text-align:center"><?php echo $mydata->status; ?></td>
			<td  style="text-align:center"><?php echo $mydata->created_at; ?></td>
		    <td class="td_title4" style="text-align:center"><?php echo "<a href=\"$serverid/reboot/?client_id=$myClientID&api_key=$myDOApi\" target=\"_blank\"><font color=\"red\">Reboot</font></a> - <a href=\"$serverid/shutdown/?client_id=$myClientID&api_key=$myDOApi\" target=\"_blank\"><font color=\"red\">Shut Down</font></a> - <a href=\"$serverid/power_on/?client_id=$myClientID&api_key=$myDOApi\" target=\"_blank\"><font color=\"red\">Power On</font></a>" ?></td>
 	}//end for		 
		<td colspan="2">
		Online Droplets: <?php echo  "<font color=\"green\">"  . $liveCounter . "</font>"?><br />
		Offline Droplets: <?php echo  "<font color=\"red\">"  . $deadCounter . "</font>"?><br />
		Total Droplets: <?php echo  "<font color=\"black\">"  . $counterSum . "</font>"?><br />
		<?php echo "Query Time: " . "<font color=\"green\">" . (time() - $loadingtime) . "s </font><br />\n"; ?>

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Jonathan Tittle
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April 12, 2018
Accepted Answer

@PenwellDlamini Give this a shot :)

$api                =   '';
$token              =   'your-token';

$options            =   [
    'http'          =>  [
        'method'    =>  'GET',
        'header'    =>  "Authorization: Bearer $token"

$context            =   stream_context_create( $options );

$results            =   file_get_contents( $api, false, $context );
$results            =   json_decode( $results );

<table class="table">
            <th style="text-align:center">Droplet ID</th>
            <th style="text-align:center">Server Name</th>
            <th style="text-align:center">Status</th>
            <th style="text-align:center">Public IPv4</th>
            <th style="text-align:center">Private IPv4</th>
            <th style="text-align:center">Public IPv6</th>
foreach ( $results as $droplets )
    foreach ( $droplets as $droplet )
        if ( isset( $droplet->id ) )
            <td style="text-align:center"><?php echo $droplet->id; ?></td>
            <td style="text-align:center"><?php echo $droplet->name; ?></td>
            <td style="text-align:center"><?php echo $droplet->status; ?></td>
            <td style="text-align:center"><?php echo $droplet->networks->v4[1]->ip_address; ?></td>
            <td style="text-align:center"><?php echo isset( $droplet->networks->v4[0]->ip_address ) ? $droplet->networks->v4[0]->ip_address : 'No Private IP'; ?></td>
            <td style="text-align:center"><?php echo $droplet->networks->v6[0]->ip_address; ?></td>

That being said, i would definitely recommend using a library, such as :

… or a similar library. It’ll simplify this quite a bit since the library will handle the API, Token, and the method calls.

Please make sure you replace my-token for the $token variable.

thank you, this works. However, how to display droplets that exist in a particular project

Ryan Quinn
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April 11, 2018

What output are you seeing when trying to run the script? Are any errors presented?

Another option for you would be to use a pre-built library for the DO API rather than handling the json directly. This project provides a PHP API client you can use in your scripts.

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