Does file_get_contents() have a timeout setting?

Yes, the file_get_contents function in PHP does have a timeout setting. You can specify the number of seconds that the function should wait for a connection to be established and for data to be received before timing out. You can do this using the stream_context_create function to create a stream context and setting the http or ssl timeout options in the context, and then passing this context as the third argument to file_get_contents. Here is an example:


$options = [
  'http' => [
    'timeout' => 3, // 3 seconds
  'ssl' => [
    'verify_peer' => false,
    'verify_peer_name' => false,
    'allow_self_signed' => true,
$context = stream_context_create($options);
$contents = file_get_contents('', false, $context);

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This will set the timeout for the file_get_contents function to 3 seconds. If a connection cannot be established or if data cannot be received within this time, the function will return a timeout error.