I know the URL file-access issue has been discussed at great, great length. I assume there's not going to be any way to convince Dreamhost to enable it, so I'm looking for alternatives.
My main problem is that I am porting from another server (rather than creating from scratch) and I have a lot of files with a lot of includes and references, including some on other servers. I'm quite used to using PHP includes to assemble pages.
Is there a way for me to use cURL to get around this globally? I have been scratching my head a bit and can't figure out how it would be done. Am I going to have to edit hundreds of files by hand?