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Retry Plugin

The RetryPlugin can automatically attempt to re-send a request that failed, to work around unreliable connections and servers. It relies on errors to throw exceptions, so you need to place something like the :doc:`ErrorPlugin <error>` later in the plugin chain:

use Http\Discovery\HttpClientDiscovery;
use Http\Client\Common\PluginClient;
use Http\Client\Common\Plugin\ErrorPlugin;
use Http\Client\Common\Plugin\RetryPlugin;

$pluginClient = new PluginClient(
        new RetryPlugin(),
        new ErrorPlugin(),


You should keep an eye on retried requests, as they add overhead. If a request fails due to a client side mistake, retrying is only a waste of time and resources.

Contrary to the :doc:`redirect`, the retry plugin does not restart the chain but simply tries again from the current position.


This plugin is not fully compatible with asynchronous behavior, as the wait between retries is done with a blocking call to a sleep function.


retries: int (default: 1)

Number of retry attempts to make before giving up.