Uploading files with PHP

During my recent project I learned about uploading files using. For uploading files with PHP first step is to create a HTML form:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

      <FORM METHOD='POST' ACTION='upload.php' ENCTYPE='multipart/form-data'>
         <INPUT NAME="image" TYPE="file" />
         <INPUT TYPE='Submit' VALUE='Upload' />

For form the attribute ENCTYPE='multipart/form-data' is very important.
Next step is to create a PHP script upload.php which will upload the file:

// Path where the file will be uploaded
$target_path = "/var/www/";

$file  = $_FILES&#91;'image'&#93;;
$temp = $file&#91;'tmp_name'&#93;;
   if(move_uploaded_file($temp, $target_path.$file&#91;'name'&#93;))
      echo "Upload successfull.";
      echo "File type is: ".$file&#91;'type'&#93;;
      echo "File size is: ".$file&#91;'size'&#93;/1024. " kb";
      echo "File cannot be moved to $target_path";
   echo "Unable to upload!";


The target path given is an absolute path. I tried to give relative path but it didnt work. If you are using windows you can give path like “c:\\some_directory\\”.


2 thoughts on “Uploading files with PHP

  1. Wen i googled for a code to upload,i used to get big lines of code.Thnx for dis short code 😉

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