PHP Downloading With file_get_contents()

Code Snippets Downloading With File Get Contents
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In this code snippet, we’ll learn how to perform file downloads in PHP with the file_get_contents() function.

The file_get_contents() function gets/downloads a file(locally or from the web) as a string. We can then modify the string and save it with file_put_contents().

Let’s see the example code below.

Code:

<?php
//For this example I will download the html of my blogs homepage. 
$url = "https://eecs.blog/";
//Get content as a string. You can get local content or download it from the web.
$downloadedFile = file_get_contents($url);
//Save content from string to .html file.
file_put_contents("downloadedWebPage.html", $downloadedFile);
//You can download an image as well ... or any other kind of file.
$downloadedFile = file_get_contents("https://eecs.blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Code-Snippets-Force-File-Download-1024x576.png");
file_put_contents("downloadedImage.png", $downloadedFile);

Resulting Output:

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