(PHP) simple picture/file upload script

By | February 12, 2015

Here is a simple tutorial script that uploads a file to a folder on the server. In this example it is assumed that the file is an image and it will be outputted on screen in an img-tag. But the file uploading mechanics works for any file type.

    $temp_name = $_FILES["file"]["tmp_name"]; // get the temporary filename/path on the server
    $name = $_FILES["file"]["name"]; // get the filename of the actual file
    // print the array (for reference)
    // Create uploads folder if it doesn't exist.
    if (!file_exists("uploads")) {
        mkdir("uploads", 0755);
        chmod("uploads", 0755); // Set read and write permissions of folder, needed on some servers
    // Move file from temp to uploads folder
    move_uploaded_file($temp_name, "uploads/$name");
    chmod("uploads/$name", 0644); // Set read and write permissions if file
<form action="" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
    <input type="file" name="file" id="file" />
    <input type="submit" name="submit" value="submit"/>

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