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php – Why I'm getting 500 error when using file_get_contents(), but works in a browser?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:
$html = file_get_contents("https://www.[URL].com"); 
echo $html;

produces this in the error logs:

PHP Warning: file_get_contents(https://www.[URL].com) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/test.php on line 13″;

However, the site works fine in a browser.

I tried using cURL as well. I don’t get any errors in the log file, but $html now echoes:

Server Error in ‘/’ Application.
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

…some more debugging info

Any ideas how to work around this?

How to&Answers:

Try this workaround:

$opts = array('http'=>array('header' => "User-Agent:MyAgent/1.0\r\n"));
$context = stream_context_create($opts);
$header = file_get_contents('https://www.example.com',false,$context);

If this doesn’t work, maybe you cant read from https?

Answer:

I had to enter more data into the header:

$opts = array('http' => array(
    'method' => "GET",
    'header' => "User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/24.0\r\n"
    . "Accept:text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8\r\n"
    . "Accept-Encoding:gzip, deflate\r\n"
    . "Accept-Language:cs,en-us;q=0.7,en;q=0.3\r\n"
    . "Connection:keep-alive\r\n"
    . "Host:your.domain.com\r\n"
    ));
$context = stream_context_create($opts);
$html = file_get_contents($sap_url, FALSE, $context);