how to call url of any other website in php

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how to call url of any other website in php.

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3/15/2010 11:18:49 AM

Accepted Answer

use curl php library: http://php.net/manual/en/book.curl.php

direct example: CURL_EXEC:

<?php
// create a new cURL resource
$ch = curl_init();

// set URL and other appropriate options
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "http://www.example.com/");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);

// grab URL and pass it to the browser
curl_exec($ch);

// close cURL resource, and free up system resources
curl_close($ch);
?>
48
11/8/2014 4:41:04 PM

As other's have mentioned, PHP's cURL functions will allow you to perform advanced HTTP requests. You can also use file_get_contents to access REST APIs:

$payload = file_get_contents('http://api.someservice.com/SomeMethod?param=value');

Starting with PHP 5 you can also create a stream context which will allow you to change headers or post data to the service.


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