XMLRPC for PHP - A simple client and server program

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Here is an example of using xmlrpc for PHP with a complete client and a server php files. You can use this to test your xml-rpc for php installations.

/* clienttest.php */ 
<?php 
function do_call($host, $port, $request) { 

$fp = fsockopen($host, $port, $errno, $errstr); 
$query = "POST /home/servertest.php HTTP/1.0\nUser_Agent: My Egg Client\nHost: ".$host."\nContent-Type: text/xml\nContent-Length: ".strlen($request)."\n\n".$request."\n"; 

if (!fputs($fp, $query, strlen($query))) { 
$errstr = "Write error"; 
return 0; 


$contents = ''; 
while (!feof($fp)) { 
$contents .= fgets($fp); 


fclose($fp); 
return $contents; 


$host = 'localhost'; 
$port = 80; 
$request = xmlrpc_encode_request('cycle', 'egg'); 
$response = do_call($host, $port, $request); 
/* do something with $response, e.g. print it */ 
?> 

/* servertest.php */ 
<?php 
function lifecycle($method, $params) { 
/* $method = 'cycle', $params = (array of) request parameter(s); $data is also passed from xmlrpc_server_call_method, if we had any data to pass */ 
switch($params[0]) { 
case 'egg': 
$reply = 'All eggs will be birds one day.'; 
break; 
default: 
$reply = 'That must have been an otheregg'; 

return $reply; 


$server = xmlrpc_server_create(); 

/* register the 'external' name and then the 'internal' name */ 
xmlrpc_server_register_method($server, "cycle", "lifecycle"); 

$request = $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA; // no you don't need 'always on', and no $_POST doesn't work. 

/* the parameters here are 'server, xml-string and user data'. There's supposed to be an optional 'output options' array too, but I can't get it working :( hence header() call */ 
$response = xmlrpc_server_call_method($server, $request, null); 
header('Content-Type: text/xml'); 
print $response; 

xmlrpc_server_destroy($server); 
?>

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