Yeah. What I still don't understand though is why file_get_contents, or fopen() would not work one day and then would start working the next day.
According to phpinfo(), php.ini allow_url_fopen hasn't changed since yesterday so I'm trying to figure out what did.
I want to begin using file_get_contents or fopen(), but not if I don't know why it would work one day and not the next.
In other words, I want to understand why it began working so if it stops working in the future I'm not sitting here stumped.