# Call internal pages with drupal_http_request

I'm writing a little module, and I need to call several pages of my site using drupal_http_request(), which accepts only absolute URLs. I don't want to add a variable to store the domain of the site, also because on my company we have proxy etc.

Which is the best way to add the domain of the site?

• I'm not quite sure what you mean exactly, but have you looked at global $base_url ? – Beebee Jun 21 '12 at 11:25 • Hello, and welcome to Drupal Answers. I guess you want the absolute URL of the web server from which you call drupal_http_request(). Is there any reason why you cannot use url('', array('absolute' => TRUE))? Did you try it? – kiamlaluno Jun 21 '12 at 12:37 • If my page is "page" and I try to run $url = url('page', array('absolute' => TRUE)), $url seems to be http://default/page. – arrubiu Jun 21 '12 at 12:51 • I can use$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] but I don't know if works always.. – arrubiu Jun 21 '12 at 13:09

Here is what I'm using in a similar situation, with $base_url as Baysaa mentioned above. $path_to_file = '/path/to/feed.xml';
$base_url =$GLOBALS['base_url']; // Not sure if this line is necessary.
$file_over_http =$base_url . $path_to_file;$http_result = drupal_http_request($file_over_http);  • I think you can use GLOBAL$base_url as well. – Citricguy Sep 22 '12 at 3:17