December 15, 2023 5:03 am

Replace file_get_contents/fopen with cURL

Some web hosts disable file_get_contents function. Most of them have curl library installed. This post help you to replace function for file_get_contents, using CURL library.

PHP Code

function to get url and return content available on the page.

function file_get_contents_curl($url) {
	$ch = curl_init();

	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); //Set curl to return the data instead of printing it to the browser.
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);

	$data = curl_exec($ch);

	return $data;

Using this function is easy, just like file_get_contents function

echo file_get_contents_curl('');
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Author Huzoor Bux

I am Huzoor Bux from Karachi (Pakistan). I have been working as a PHP Developer from last 5+ years, and its my passion to learn new things and implement them as a practice. Basically I am a PHP developer but now days exploring more in HTML5, CSS and jQuery libraries.

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2 responses to “Replace file_get_contents/fopen with cURL”

  1. Tejas Chuahn says:

    Thank you and nice work to give your knowledge to people.

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