I'm trying to open a connection to a webserver I have hosted on an Amazon EC2 instance. I can access the port with a GET request from my browser which gives me the following:
Started HTTP server...
- <IP redacted> [19/Jul/2013 13:49:24] code 501, message Unsupported method ('GET')
- <IP redacted> [19/Jul/2013 13:49:24] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 501 -
$req = 'verify=true';
$header = "POST / HTTP/1.1\r\n";
$header .= "Host: ec2-55-555-555-555.compute-1.amazonaws.com\r\n";
$header .= "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n";
$header .= "Content-Length: " . strlen($req) . "\r\n\r\n";
$fp = fsockopen ("ec2-55-555-555-555.compute-1.amazonaws.com", 8080, $errno, $errstr, 30);
fputs ($fp, $header . $req);
The easiest way to interact with an HTTP server from PHP would be to use curl.
It's a good library with some great features. It works well.
$curl = curl_init(); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, "Your_url_here"); $resp = curl_exec($curl);