Tu Hoang Tu Hoang - 2 months ago 6
PHP Question

file_get_contents() error

I am using file_get_contents on my PHP and it throws some errors:

My code

#try to fetch from remote
$this->remotePath = "http://some-hostname.com/blah/blah.xml
$fileIn = @file_get_contents($this->remotePath);


The errors:

Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /virtual/path/to/file/outputFile.php on line 127

Warning: file_get_contents(https://some-host-name/data/inputFile.xml) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /virtual/path/to/file/outputFile.php on line 127


Any idea? It worked fine in my computer but stopped working when I ported it to the web server.

Answer

Your server must have the allow_url_fopen property set to true. Being on a free webhost explains it, as it's usually disabled to prevent abuse. If you paid for your hosting, get in contact with your host so they can enable it for you.

If changing that setting is not an option, then have a look at the cURL library.