http fopen problem

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I'm trying to write a script which downloads information from a number
of websites analyses it and shows some results.
The problem I'm having is that some sites seem to work perfectly while
others don't. I know it's to do with the complexity of the site, but
I've no idea how to fix it in my code.
At the moment I am just using file_get_contents() to get all of the
relevant pages, but when I use this on it
just doesn't work!
when I go there with my browser and view the source it's all lovely
html, but when I try to grab it file_get_contents()  returns
what am I doing wrong, and how can I better emulate an actual

Re: http fopen problem

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curl returns this as it's source:

HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Connection: close
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 14:04:54 GMT
Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
X-AspNet-Version: 2.0.50727
Location: /pages/home
Cache-Control: private
Content-Type: text/html

<html><head><title>Object moved</title></head><body>
<h2>Object moved to <a href="/pages/home">here</a>.</h2>

Here's how to get that to a text file using curl

$ch = curl_init(" /");
$fp = fopen("dontstayin_homepage.txt", "w");

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FILE, $fp);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 1);



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