November 1st, 2012, 10:00 PM
PHP API file download using Apache
I have the credentials to access an API, I am able to access and make some calls that returns data with my PHP site. I have the URL and am sending the correct GET request and headers but I need an example of how to create a file download app.
The way I see it I will create a link that when I click on it in Firefox it will pop-up the box that asks me where I want to save the file. Where can I find an example that shows how to download content (zip archive in this case) from a 3rd party server using their API?
November 1st, 2012, 11:07 PM
If you have to send the content yourself (ie, download it to your server and then send it to the user) then read example #1 from the header() manual page to trigger the download prompt. The content you send is what you get from the API.
Give that a shot and post your code if you have any questions or problems.