file_get_contents did not work as of last night when I was doing some programming - allow_url_fopen was turned off in php.ini.
Today when I login and try, it works just fine, however allow_url_fopen is still turned off.
This doesn’t make any sense to me, does it to you?
I read through the wiki and it said file_get_contents is unsafe blah blah “use curl”, which I did. However, I believe that may be pulling double/triple duty on the bandwidth because it’s downloading from a a dreamhost directory via url (http://www.myurl.com/mydir/myfile.ext) because as far as I know you can’t use relative paths in curl. So dreamhost would be downloading from itself, and then uploading to the user.