How To Integrate Stripe Payment Gateway with PHP

Stripe is a payment gateway that is turning into increasingly more popular inside the internet enterprise. It gives paymentprocessing services, which may be effortlessly incorporated into your web application using the Stripe API.

Although it isn’t always free (2.9% + 30 cents per transaction), Stripe saves time and reduces value in many methods: seamless integration and correct documentation reduces the quantity of time and development hours neededat the same time as it offers whole control over touchy information which saves hundreds of heaps of dollars that might in any other case be spent on making sure PCI compliance.

The Checkout Flow

In general, the Stripe checkout flow has the following steps:


1. Customer loads the secure checkout page and enters the data

2. Once the customer clicks the “Buy now” button,

an AJAX request is sent to the Stripe server

3. Stripe server returns the token

4. The form containing the obtained token is submitted to your server

5. Your server uses the token to charge the customer


Let’s see an example of how the entire flow works.

Sample Checkout

Once the Stripe API library has been installed through Composer and autoloaded, there are a few more integration steps remaining. First, let’s create a form where the customer will enter his or her credit card data, as well as other required information.

Custom HTML Form

We will collect the following information: Customer’s name, e-mail address, credit card number, card expiration date and CVC number:

<form action="" method="POST" id="payment-form">
	<span class="payment-errors"></span>

		<input type="text" name="name" />

		<label>E-mail Address:</label>
		<input type="text" name="email" />

		<label>Card Number:</label>
		<input type="text" data-stripe="number" />

		<label>Expiration date (mm/yy):</label>
		<input type="text" data-stripe="exp-month" />

		<input type="text" data-stripe="exp-year" />

		<button type="submit">Buy now</button>

The critical aspect to be aware is that the sensitive information is being sent at once to the Stripe server over a secure connection. because of security issues, it is not alleged to visit your server below any instances. To make sure it remains that manneromit the call attributes on entering fields.

The next step is obtaining the token from Stripe. Stripe.js library will be used for that. Note that Stripe.js must be loaded directly from their server:


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>


Also, the public key must be set (don’t forget to replace it with your account’s public key):


<script type="text/javascript">


The code that sends an AJAX request for the token will be bound to form submit event:


$(function() {
	var $form = $('#payment-form');
  	$form.submit(function(event) {
		// Disable the submit button to prevent repeated clicks
		$form.find('.submit').prop('disabled', true);

		 // Request a token from Stripe
		Stripe.card.createToken($form, stripeResponseHandler);

		// Prevent the form from being submitted:
		return false;


While the Stripe.card.createToken function sends the request for the token, the callback function stripeResponseHandler is supposed to handle the response and to submit the form to your server:


function stripeResponseHandler(status, response) {
	// Grab the form:
	var $form = $('#payment-form');

	if (response.error) { // Problem!
		// Show the errors on the form:
		$form.find('.submit').prop('disabled', false); // Re-enable submission

	} else { // Token was created!

		// Get the token ID:
		var token =;

		// Insert the token ID into the form so it gets submitted to the server:
		$form.append($('<input type="hidden" name="stripeToken">').val(token));

		// Submit the form:


At this point, we are almost there. The form has been submitted to your server and now you need to charge the customer. The following code would go to the controller that has received the form:



$stripe = array(
  "secret_key"      => "sk_test_BQokikJOvBiI2HlWgH4olfQ2",
  "publishable_key" => "pk_test_6pRNASCoBOKtIshFeQd4XMUh"


$token  = $_POST['stripeToken'];

$customer = \Stripe\Customer::create(array(
	'email' => $_POST['email'],
	'source'  => $token

$charge = \Stripe\Charge::create(array(
	'customer' => $customer->id,
	'amount'   => 100,
	'currency' => 'usd'

// Show success message


And that’s it — the customer’s credit card has been charged!

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