Php – Unable to find the socket transport “https”


I'm using this to check for the availability of a URL:

$fp = fsockopen($url, 443, $errno, $errstr);

and I get this error back…

Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to (Unable to find the socket transport "https" – did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP?) in C:\Home etc etc….

I'm using an IIS server btw,( no its not my doing! ) so I think its something to do with not having open-ssl, but I'm not sure. Can anyone help please?

I did a phpinfo() and I do have ssl, but on IMAP and cURL, thats all.

Any ideas?

Best Solution

Uncomment the line: extension=php_openssl.dll in php.ini