Geocoding with PHP and Google Maps

After changing hosting companies I was having problems with the message:URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration In the end the simple solution is to replace: $xml = simplexml_load_file($request_url) or die(“url not loading”); with $ch = curl_init($request_url); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true); $response = curl_exec($ch); curl_close($ch); $xml = simplexml_load_string($response);