Are you running PHP as a CGI module or as the Apache user? (You can check in the panel by going to domains -> manage and then selecting ‘edit’ in the web section for that domain – There will be a checkbox saying ‘Run PHP as CGI’)
allow_url_fopen works when your website is run as a CGI.
Well, it looks like the other shoe has dropped….today, April 20th, 2005 (*Not* March 19, 2005 as Dreamhost announced!) my domains running PHP as CGI are showing allow_url_fopen set to off when checked with phpinfo. Stuff is breaking. For one, Mambo CMS newsfeeds no longer function (Remote URLS *do not* load), and I’m still checking other stuff. Hey macmanx, looks like running PHP as CGI is not a “good” a thing as we both thought at first, eh? 😉