Replace file_get_contents/fopen with cURL for Fetch

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.

<?php 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); curl_close($ch); return $data; } ?>

Using this function is easy, just like file_get_contents function :

echo file_get_contents_curl('');