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PHP File Uploads

Overview: In this article we will show you how simple it is to upload File from the browser.

Uploading a file is a very simple process, To upload a file to a Web server via an HTML form interface, we will be performing the following tasks.

  • First we create a HTML form (upload_form.htm)

  • Create an PHP script (upload_file.php) that actually uploads the file!

    Creating the HTML Upload form

  • upload_form.htm View Sample Output
    Upload a File Upload a File

    File to Upload:

    Note that in the form tag we use the enctype="multipart/form-data" attribute so that the browser knows that more than just text variables are coming at it.

    We also have a hidden feild with the name name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" which set's the maximum file size in bytes that can be uploaded.

    Now that we have the HTML form we create upload_file.php which actually uploads the file.
    Successful File Upload! Success!

    You sent: , a byte file with a mime type of .

    For Windows based machine you have modify the path click here to get the windows example code file.

    Common Error's The most common error is caused because write permissions are not set for the upload directory. In the above example assumes that you have the upload with proper write permissions.
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