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Basic curl example

Once you've compiled PHP with cURL support, you can begin using the cURL functions. The basic idea behind the cURL functions is that you initialize a cURL session using the curl_init(), then you can set all your options for the transfer via the curl_setopt(), then you can execute the session with the curl_exec() and then you finish off your session using the curl_close(). Here is an example that uses the cURL functions to fetch the example.com homepage into a file:

Example #1 Using PHP's cURL module to fetch the example.com homepage

<?php

$ch 
curl_init("http://www.example.com/");
$fp fopen("example_homepage.txt""w");

curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_FILE$fp);
curl_setopt($chCURLOPT_HEADER0);

curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);
fclose($fp);
?>

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