Introduction --  Introduction to HTTP_Request


With this package, one can easily perform HTTP request from within PHP scripts. It support GET/POST/HEAD/TRACE/PUT/DELETE, Basic authentication, Proxy, Proxy Authentication, SSL, file uploads etc.

Because of the above mentioned features HTTP_Request makes it possible to mimic big parts of web browsers such as the widely-known Mozilla browser in PHP applications. Possible application areas are:

  • Checking the validity of WWW links with the help of getResponseCode().

  • Grabbing remote web pages and parsing the result.

  • etc.

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