PHP script to allows user to download file from remote FTP Server

  ftp, https, php

I have an FTP server with a public IP which is used to share files with other users who can just download without authenticating (for example ftp://88.88.111.111/file.txt).
As you may know, recently Gooogle Chrome started filtering FTP connections. (I know there are some workarounds for that but I am interested in an alternative solution.)

What I would like to implement is a PHP interface from the server which hosts my website (and which supports HTTPS connection), so a user can go to https://www.mywebsite.com/interface.php?get=file.txt and they will actually download on their computer the file taken from ftp://88.88.111.111/file.txt.
So, the user won’t use any FTP connection and this is totally hidden. (I don’t know if I explained my idea clearly)

I am not an expert about that, so I would like to understand if it can be done and if you have some indication about how to implement that.

Thanks in advance!

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