How to upload images using PHP is one of the most frequently asked questions in this PHP forum so I am going to use this post to look at the basics.
Uploading images can be broken down into the three following steps which will be looked at in turn:
- An HTML form with a browse button to allow the client to choose which file to upload
- A script to process the upload, validate the file, name it and place it in the file system
- Lastly a page to advise the client the upload was a success
Let’s start with the HTML form.
File to upload: