i have recently made a script to check the whois records for a domain my user inputs.
i now want to make a page which will check if the domain has a whois record or not and so display whether the domain is available or not.
i want to do this by running the page whois.php which returns the whois record for the domain but i don't want to use include or require because they will just echo whatever whois.php returns.
i want to get the source of whois.php after the script has been run but not have it echoed.
is there a function to do this or do i need to find a way of opening "php.exe whois.php" and getting whatever that returns?
thanks in advance