I recently upgraded my XAMPP from PHP 5.2 to 5.3.1
I seem to be having a problem with file_get_contents().
I can use the function to get something like "http://www.google.com", but it times out when I use it on a domain I have setup locally e.g. "http://localhost/my_dir/my_css_file.css".
I'm not really sure what the problem is. If it's a bug, is there a viable alternative?
Solved this by using CURL. Here's the code. It will work with remote files e.g. http://yourdomain.com/file.ext
$ch = curl_init(); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, ''.$file_path_str.''); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPGET, 1); curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0); curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, sprintf("Mozilla/%d.0",rand(4,5))); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS, 10); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); $curl_response_res = curl_exec ($ch); curl_close ($ch);
I could not use @James solution because I'm using
ob_flush elsewhere in my code, so that would have messed things up for me.