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Hi, I need to send some data through php, does anyone know how to do this? I just need to send a request to a server for credit card processing. I'm new to php. Also another thing I could do is to use XML through php. I already have the XML code. Thanks for all your help,
Sep 11 '05 #1
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To send data to another server, you have several options, but the most basic is to use file_get_contents():

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  1. $response = file_get_contents('http://servername.tld/path/to/file.ext?option=value...');
In order for this to work, you must have the allow_url_fopen directive enabled in your php.ini file.
Aug 29 '07 #2
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Alternatively, if you do not have allow_url_fopen enabled, you can use the get_headers() function.

Note that this will only return the headers of the requested page.
Aug 29 '07 #3
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Hi, I need to send some data through php, does anyone know how to do this? I just need to send a request to a server for credit card processing. I'm new to php. Also another thing I could do is to use XML through php. I already have the XML code. Thanks for all your help,
One of the other options you have is CURL


The link above will get you started using CURL.

Aug 29 '07 #4

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