How to: Upload images using PHP

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:

  1. An HTML form with a browse button to allow the client to choose which file to upload
  2. A script to process the upload, validate the file, name it and place it in the file system
  3. Lastly a page to advise the client the upload was a success

Let’s start with the HTML form.

PHP Code:

Upload form

Upload form

File to upload:

Press to…

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