Use of include is very common in PHP. include will parse a file and display the result. But, how to store the result in a variable for later use? In other words, how to load a php file into a variable?
This example will parse /path/to/include.php and store the result into variable $res
<?php ob_start(); // turn on output buffering include('/path/to/include.php'); $res = ob_get_contents(); // get the contents of the output buffer ob_end_clean(); // clean (erase) the output buffer and turn off output buffering ?>
You could use:
<?php $res = file_get_contents('http://your_server/path/to/include.php'); ?>
This method needs ‘allow_url_fopen =
On’ which is a security risk. AVOID this
method and keep
allow_url_fopen = Off. Moreover, in
PHP6, allow_url_fopen will no longer exist.
From PHP manual