Using Curl instead of fopen


My server does not allow to use fopen. I need help to use curl instead. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

            $stream = fopen($url, 'rb', false, $context);

            $responseContent = stream_get_contents($stream);

            $responseHeaders = $http_response_header;



Try this:

In this case I think you should use CURL better.

function get_response( $url, $post_params )
    $channel = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 5);
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 5);
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_ENCODING, "gzip");
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_VERBOSE, true);
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_POST, true);          //set POST request to TRUE
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $post_params);  //set post params
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, 'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.2) Gecko/20110201');
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true);
    curl_setopt($channel, CURLOPT_IPRESOLVE, CURL_IPRESOLVE_V4);
    $output = curl_exec($channel);

    curl_close( $channel );
    return $output;

$url = "";
$post_params = "YOUR_FIELDS";
$response = get_response($url, $post_params);
echo $response;