Identical to readfile(), except that file_get_contents() returns the file in a string.
Note: This function was introduced in PHP 4.3.0.
Note: This function is binary-safe.
Tip: You can use a URL as a filename with this function if the "fopen wrappers" have been enabled. See fopen() for more details.
See also: fgets(), file(), fread(), include(), and readfile().