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11-07-2007, 01:58 PM
What's the minimum code required, in order to upload files to a web server securely?

11-07-2007, 02:17 PM
Define: "upload files to a web server securely" If you mean upload them securely, as in preventing someone from capturing the content while it is being upload, then you need to use the https:// protocol on a secure web site using an SSL certificate. If you mean secure for the web site, read this article - http://www.scanit.be/uploads/php-file-upload.pdf

11-07-2007, 07:27 PM
What code is needed to upload a file?

11-07-2007, 07:33 PM

11-07-2007, 08:45 PM
CFMaBiSmAd I have a couple of questions about the PDF you gave a link to, hoping the OP does not mind the semi-hijack. Though it does directly relate to his question...

The conclusion and ideal solution was to store uploaded files outside the web root. Is this possible when you are using a hosting company with shared resources? My webroot starts with public_html and I can go no further up the tree; it occurs to me that I am stuck because the only areas I can get to on this Linux system all stems from my webroot.

Assuming I can place files outside the webroot, how then do I include these files in my html markup? Oh wait, I just caught on to the technique mentioned:

$uploaddir = '/var/spool/uploads/';
$name = $_GET['name'];

So I would need to do this readfile() deal everywhere an uploaded image is used in my markup....? Hmm interesting.

11-07-2007, 09:00 PM
A lot of hosting accounts have a structure like -

account_root -
-------------- document_root (public_html)
-------------- SSL_document_root
-------------- statistics
-------------- logs

Where you could put your own folders/files.

Any PHP function that uses a file system path can access these - include, readfile, ...

If you don't have this structure available, you would need to put your content into a folder within your document_root and then put a .htaccess file to deny http/https access to all through the web server, but a php script can still operate on the files through the file system.

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