Get file content from URL?
To get the contents of a file from a URL in PHP, you can use the file_get_contents function. This function reads data from a file or URL, and returns it as a string.
Here's an example of how you can use file_get_contents to retrieve the contents of a file from a URL:
$url = 'https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts/1'; echo 'Fetching contents from URL: ' . $url ; $contents = file_get_contents($url); // Do something with $contents...
$contents variable will now contain the contents of the file as a string.
It's important to note that this function can only be used to retrieve files that are accessible over HTTP or HTTPS. If you need to retrieve a file from a different protocol (such as FTP or SFTP), you will need to use a different method.
You can also specify additional options when calling file_get_contents, such as the number of bytes to read or the offset at which to start reading the file. You can find more information about these options in the PHP documentation for file_get_contents.