this will read a remote file and return the content as an array where each line is one item in the array.

01 <?
02  
03 $lines = file('data/file.txt');
04 $l_count = count($lines);
05  
06 for($x = 0; $x< $l_count; $x++)
07 {
08  echo $lines[$x];
09 }
10  
11 ?>