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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Building and configuring PHP upload file page

Hi. Recently I had to build some quick way to upload files to the server.  I found a lot of examples on the WEB and decided to choose PHP.

Here are the files I used for my application


<table width="500" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" bgcolor="#CCCCCC">
<form action="upload_ac.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="form1" id="form1">
<table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<td><strong>Single File Upload </strong></td>
<td>Select file
<input name="ufile" type="file" id="ufile" size="50" /></td>
<td align="center"><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Upload" /></td>


//set where you want to store files
//in this example we keep file in folder upload
//$HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['name']; = upload file name
//for example upload file name cartoon.gif . $path will be upload/cartoon.gif

$path= "upload/".$HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['name'];
if($ufile !=none)
if(copy($HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['tmp_name'], $path))
echo "Successful<BR/>";
//$HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['name'] = file name
//$HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['size'] = file size
//$HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['type'] = type of file

echo "File Name :".$HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['name']."<BR/>";
echo "File Size :".$HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['size']."<BR/>";
echo "File Type :".$HTTP_POST_FILES['ufile']['type']."<BR/>";
echo "<img src=\"$path\" width=\"150\" height=\"150\">";
echo "Error";

Everything is pretty straightforward, but in all examples I found no one told, that by default I cannot upload more then 2M.

So here is the solution. Detect php.ini file on your server. In my case it was located under /etc/php.ini.

Make sure you have the following line: file_uploads = On

To set/change upload  limit modify upload_max_filesize line. In my case, I put there upload_max_filesize = 100M

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