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Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://www.geoplugin.net/xml.gp?ip= failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden in /home/public_html/hotel_list.php on line 151

Warning: simplexml_load_file(): I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://www.geoplugin.net/xml.gp?ip=" in /home/public_html/hotel_list.php on line 151


// Ip track
$xml = simplexml_load_file("http://www.geoplugin.net/xml.gp?ip=".$ip);
$ip_curency = (string)$xml->geoplugin_currencyCode ;

We have had some code written to search for a hotel for quite some time and are receiving HTTP request failed errors and I cannot figure out what is wrong


The error and code is as follows

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the function you're referring to is in Muddy_Funster's signature, not directed at this topic.


as Muddy said, you're not authorised to access that page. Geoplugin has a usage limit for free access - i've tested your code and it's working fine from my IP.


are you running this code on your local machine or a web server? 

Edited by joel24
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is it a shared webserver?


I attempted loading the geoplugin from my local host and repeated a large number of times and now i'm getting a 403 forbidden also.

You'll need to either buy a licence for geoplugin as if you're on a shared host, any other users on the same box will have the same IP address and if they happen to be using geoplugin it will impact on your usage... though you'll want to get a unique IP address also, otherwise you buying a licence will entail that other users on your shared host will be able to use your licence.

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//ini_set('display_errors', 1);


$originplace  = $_GET['strtplace'];
$destination  = $_GET['endplace'];
$start_date   = $_GET['startdate'];
if(isset($_GET['enddate']) && $_GET['enddate']!=""){
$end_date     = $_GET['enddate'];}
$audult       = $_GET['audult'];
if(isset($_GET['child']) && $_GET['child']!=""){
$child        = $_GET['child'];}
if(isset($_GET['infent']) && $_GET['infent']!=""){
$infent       = $_GET['infent'];}
$class        = $_GET['class'];

if($originplace == $_SESSION['Form'] && $destination == $_SESSION['To'] && $start_date == $_SESSION['S_date'] & $end_date == $_SESSION['E_date'] && $audult == $_SESSION['Adult'] & $class == $_SESSION['Class'])
    $SessionKey = $_SESSION['Key'];
    $query      = "";
	if($_GET['stops'] == 5){$stop = 0;}
	else {$stop = $_GET['stops'];}
	$query   .="&stops=".$stop;	
	$duration =  $_GET['duration']*60 ;
	$query   .=  "&duration=".$duration ; 
        $query   .="&sorttype=".$_GET['sort'];
	$query   .="&sortorder=asc";
    if($_GET['pageindex'] == ""){$_GET['pageindex'] = 0 ;}
    //$query      .="&pageindex=".$_GET['pageindex'];
    //$query      .="&pagesize=1000";
    $array      = PollSession($SessionKey,$query);
    $ip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];
    $xml = simplexml_load_file("http://www.geoplugin.net/xml.gp?ip=".$ip);
    $ip_curency = (string)$xml->geoplugin_currencyCode ;
    $ip_country = (string)$xml->geoplugin_countryCode ;
    if($ip_curency == "")
    { $ip_curency = "AUD";}
    if($ip_country == "")
    { $ip_country = "AU";}
    $query  = "&country=".$ip_country;
    $query .= "&currency=".$ip_curency;
    $query .= "&locale=en-".$ip_country;
    $query .= "&originplace=".$originplace;
    $query .= "&destinationplace=".$destination;
    $query .= "&outbounddate=".$start_date;
    if(isset($end_date) && $end_date!=""){
    $query .= "&inbounddate=".$end_date;}
    //$query .= "&adults=1";
    $query .= "&adults=".$audult;
    $query .= "&groupPricing=true";
    if(isset($child) && $child!=""){
    $query .= "&children=".$child;}
    if(isset($infent) && $infent!=""){
    $query .= "&infants=".$infent;}
    $query .="&locationschema=Sky";
    $query .="&cabinclass=".$class;

    //$apiParamsUrl = "http://partners.api.skyscanner.net/apiservices/pricing/v1.0/".$SessionKey."/booking?apikey=SECRET";
    $apiParamsUrl = "http://partners.api.skyscanner.net/apiservices/pricing/v1.0?apikey=SECRET".$query."";
    $apiParamsStr = parse_url($apiParamsUrl, PHP_URL_QUERY); 
    parse_str($apiParamsStr, $apiParamsArray); 
    $apiSessionUrl = 'http://partners.api.skyscanner.net/apiservices/pricing/v1.0';
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_URL, $apiSessionUrl);
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded', 'Accept: application/json')); 
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POST, count($apiParamsArray)); 
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $apiParamsStr); 
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_VERBOSE, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 1);
    $response = curl_exec($ch);
    $header_size = curl_getinfo($ch, CURLINFO_HEADER_SIZE);
    $header = substr($response, 0, $header_size);
    $body = substr($response, $header_size);
    preg_match('~Location: ([^\s]+)~', $header, $matches);
    $apiSessionUrl = $matches[1];
    $apiSessionUrl .= '?apiKey=' . $apiParamsArray['apikey'];
    @$data = file_get_contents($apiSessionUrl);
    $arra = json_decode($data, true);
    $_SESSION['Form']   = $originplace;
    $_SESSION['Class']  = $class;
    $_SESSION['To']     = $destination;
    $_SESSION['S_date'] = $start_date;
    $_SESSION['E_date'] = $_GET['enddate'];
    $_SESSION['Adult']  = $audult;
    $_SESSION['Key']    = $arra['SessionKey'];
    $_SESSION['page']   = 0 ;    
    $SessionKey = $arra['SessionKey'];
    $query      = "";
    //$query     .="&pageindex=".$_GET['pageindex'];
    //$query     .="&pagesize=1000";
    //$query = "&adults=".$audult;
   $array      = PollSession($SessionKey,$query);


function search($array, $key, $value)
    $results = array();

    if (is_array($array)) {
        if (isset($array[$key]) && $array[$key] == $value) {
            $results[] = $array;

        foreach ($array as $subarray) {
            $results = array_merge($results, search($subarray, $key, $value));

    return $results;


yes it is a shared host, I understand what you mean.  I am just curious if I could be looping through the and calling it more than once but I do not fully understand the code,  please find attached the part of my page code.  Can you notice anything?

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what is your pollsession function? it's calling another api so shouldn't be initiating another request to geoplugin.


Could you show us the pollsession() function and also put the following line on your script after

    $xml = simplexml_load_file("http://www.geoplugin.net/xml.gp?ip=".$ip);
// put after the above line which is already in your code
$_SESSION['geoplugin']=(isset($_SESSION['geoplugin'])) ? $_SESSION['geoplugin']+1 : 1;
echo "<p>Calling geoplugin {$_SESSION['geoplugin']} times</p>";
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function PollSession($sessionkey,$query)
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Accept: application/json'));
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,'http://partners.api.skyscanner.net/apiservices/pricing/v1.0/'.$sessionkey.'?apiKey=SECRET'.$query);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    $data = curl_exec($ch);
    $re = explode("SessionKey",$data);
    $response = '{"SessionKey'.$re[1];
    $array = json_decode($response, true);
    return $array;
Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://www.geoplugin.net/xml.gp?ip= failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden in /home/oracle765/public_html/flight_results.php on line 69

Warning: simplexml_load_file(): I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://www.geoplugin.net/xml.gp?ip=" in /home/oracle765/public_html/flight_results.php on line 69

Calling geoplugin 1 times

hi There


I have put that echo in and it says it is only calling 1 times


and please find the pollsession you requested

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well if it's only calling it once and you're receiving a 403, either you've been manually blocked or the IP of your shared host has hit it too many times.


Can you run that script successfully from another IP? i.e. your local machine? that way you can debug - or contact geoplugin enquiring as to why you're receiving the 403 from your IP.

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ok great that's sounds like whats wrong,  they have said it blocks for 1 hour when there are too many requests



that is my ip and it works fine at the moment, so there must be something else hitting it, I will check with them


Thanks for all the help

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