How To Install Sendgrid Php

When seeking to enhance the deliverability of emails, developers often turn to SendGrid as their go-to tool. This cloud-based service offers dependable transactional email delivery, scalability, and live analytics, as well as user-friendly APIs for effortless custom integration. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of installing SendGrid for PHP on your server.


Before moving on to the installation process, you must first ensure the following prerequisites are met:

  • PHP version 5.6 or higher
  • Composer, the dependency manager for PHP


With the prerequisites in place, installing SendGrid PHP becomes a simple task. You can install SendGrid PHP by using Composer:

    composer require sendgrid/sendgrid

With this command, Composer will automatically download and install the SendGrid PHP library into your project.

Configuring SendGrid PHP

Once the installation is complete, you will need to configure SendGrid PHP by providing your SendGrid API key. You can get your API key from the SendGrid dashboard. After obtaining your API key, you can use it to instantiate the SendGrid client.

    $sendgrid = new \SendGrid($apiKey);

Replace ‘YOUR_SENDGRID_APIKEY’ with your actual SendGrid API key.

Sending an Email

Now you can send an email using SendGrid PHP:

    $email = new \SendGrid\Mail\Mail(); 
    $email->setFrom("[email protected]", "Example User");
    $email->setSubject("Sending with SendGrid is Fun");
    $email->addTo("[email protected]", "Example User");
    $email->addContent("text/plain", "and easy to do anywhere, even with PHP");

This is a basic example of sending an email using SendGrid PHP. You can do much more with SendGrid like sending emails with attachments, sending multiple emails, and more.


And there you have it! You just installed SendGrid PHP and sent an email. SendGrid offers a ton of features that can help enhance your application’s email functionality. Remember to always keep your SendGrid API key safe and never expose it in your client-side code.