Leena Patel Leena Patel - 7 days ago 5
PHP Question

move_uploaded_file doesnt work

I am trying to upload an image via a PHP script.

In the script all conditions are true while I upload the image but move_uploaded_file function doesn't seem to work.

What may be the problem?

My HTML code is

<form id="register_form" action="" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-
data">
Select image to Upload:
<input type="file" name="fileToUpload" id="fileToUpload">
<input type="submit" value="Upload Image" name="submit">
</form>


PHP Script:

<?php
$target_dir = "/home/infibusiness1/Desktop/uploads/";
$target_file = $target_dir . basename($_FILES["fileToUpload"]["name"]);
$uploadOk = 1;
$imageFileType = pathinfo($target_file,PATHINFO_EXTENSION);
// Check if image file is a actual image or fake image
if(isset($_POST["submit"])) {
$check = getimagesize($_FILES["fileToUpload"]["tmp_name"]);
if($check !== false) {
echo "File is an image - " . $check["mime"] . ".";
$uploadOk = 1;
} else {
echo "File is not an image.";
$uploadOk = 0;
}
}

// Check if $uploadOk is set to 0 by an error
if ($uploadOk == 0) {
echo "Sorry, your file was not uploaded.";
// if everything is ok, try to upload file
} else {
if (move_uploaded_file($_FILES['fileToUpload']['tmp_name'],
$target_file)) {
echo "The file ". basename( $_FILES["fileToUpload"]["name"]). " has
been uploaded.";
} else {
echo "Sorry, there was an error uploading your file.";
echo "<br>File Name : ".$_FILES['fileToUpload']['tmp_name'];
}
}
?>

Answer

Ensure that the web server has write permission on the target directory? You will need to know what user the web server is running as or if security isn't a concern try

chmod 777 /home/infibusiness1/Desktop/uploads/
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