PHP: Upload Files to the Server

Posted September 30, 2008 by William_Wilson in PHP programming

With PHP, it is simple to upload any file to your server.


uploader.php

<?php
$target_path = "uploads/";

$target_path = $target_path . basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']);

if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploadedfile']['tmp_name'], $target_path)) {
echo "The file ". basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']). " has been uploaded";
} else{
echo "There was an error uploading the file, please try again!";
}?>

The form used to apply this uploading:

<form enctype="multipart/form-data" action="uploader.php" method="POST"^gt;
<input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="1000" />
Upload File: <input name="uploadedfile" type="file" />
<input type="submit" value="Upload File" />
</form>

I suggest implementing a password (php) protection on this page to ensure noone other than the administrator can upload files. Missuse of uploading can surpass a server’s space and cause fines or bans of site owners. So be careful.

Questions/Comments: william_a_wilson@hotmail.com
-William. ยง (marvin_gohan)

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