Replace file_get_contents/fopen with cURL
Php 17-Jul-2019

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('');