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Old February 14th, 2016, 12:48 AM
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Default how to set php variable value from external site

I am a PHP novice and would appreciate some advice on how to achieve the following.

At hypothetical location "no_name_site.com/.count", the file .count contains a numeric string only, for example, 123. The content constantly increments. I want to display the current count at my own web page.

Something like this:

$foreign_count = {the current value stored at "no_name_site.com/.count"}
<h1>Foreign Site Count</h1>
<p>count = <?php echo $foreign_count; ?></p>

Is this possible in PHP ?
Old February 14th, 2016, 05:32 PM
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I found the answer on StackOverflow by searching for a slightly different title, "how to set php variable value from external domain".

$foreign_count = file_get_contents('http://no_name_site.com/.count');

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